The Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God. (Deut 10:17)
I never studied physics at school, but recently I was reading about the ‘Four Fundamental Forces of Nature’. These are Gravitational force, Weak Nuclear force, Electromagnetic force and Strong Nuclear force. Seemingly, of these four forces, Strong Nuclear force is the strongest. It's 6 thousand trillion, trillion, trillion times stronger than the force of gravity. I may not be able to get my head round that, but one thing I do understand is that that is rather powerful!!!!
However, there are other two forces in the universe that I would argue are stronger than these four fundamental forces of nature. The first, and most powerful of all forces in the universe, is the love of God. It was in love that the universe was created to begin with. It was in love that mankind was created. It’s His love that sustains us, even though we may not be aware of it.
O the love that drew salvation’s plan
O the grace that brought it down to man
O the mighty gulf that God did span
(William R. Newell)
I don’t think that this side of eternity we will ever fully appreciate the force and power of His love.
The second force that we often, to our detriment, underestimate, is the power of prayer. The course of wars have been changed through prayer. People have been raised form the dead through prayer.
Time was turned back as a man prayed. Incurable ailments have disappeared as the power of God has been released through prayer. Here’s what others have said about prayer:
“Prayers have no boundaries. They can leap miles and continents and be translated instantly into any language” – Billy Graham
“Work as if you were to live a hundred years, pray as if you were to die tomorrow.” – Benjamin Franklin
“Groanings which cannot be uttered are often prayers which cannot be refused”. – C HSpurgeon
“God warms his hands at man's heart when he prays.” – John Masefield
“It is possible to move men, through God, by prayer alone.” – Hudson Taylor
The power of the love of God and the power of prayer. How mighty, how magnificent!!
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