Psalm 20:7 “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.”
John 16:33 “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
I John 4:4 “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
In the dark depths of 1942, Pastor Thomas Williams recalls the following thoughts attributed to an unknown author (from “Strength for Service”):
“Here is a man who was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another obscure village. He worked in a carpenter shop until he was thirty, and then for three years He was an itinerant preacher. He never owned a home. He never had a family of His own. He never went to college. He never traveled two hundred miles from the place where He was born. He never did a single one of the things that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but Himself. He had nothing to do with this world except through the naked power of His divine manhood.
While still a young man, the tide of public opinion turned against Him. His friends ran away. One of them betrayed Him. He was turned over to His enemies. He went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed upon a cross between two thieves. His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He had on earth while He was dying, and that was His coat. When He was dead, He was taken down and laid in a borrowed tomb through the pity of a friend.
I am far within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, and all the navies that were ever built, and all the parliaments that ever sat, and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon the earth as powerfully as has that One Solitary Life.”
Our Lord and Saviour demonstrates the power of God’s plan over any finely tuned calculations of human rationality. It also proves His preeminence, and the powerful potential for impact of those who rely upon Him.
Our resumes, our circumstances, and our positioning may not seem to meet the minimum requirements for revolutionary, lasting impact. But, Jesus has called us to serve and represent Him in the places and the times of His selection. And, He has empowered us to do so effectively. After all, He is greater than the world and has overcome it through His divine sacrificial power.
PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIANS TO TRUST THE DIVINE POWER OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR TO IMPACT OUR SOCIETY. All the armies that ever marched, and all the navies that were ever built, and all the parliaments that ever sat, and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon the earth as powerfully as has that One Solitary Life.