How Strong is God?
The development of atomic radiation, atomic change and nuclear fission occurred from 1895 to 1945. From 1939 to 1945 most of this development centered upon the atomic bomb.*
It was on this day July 16, 1945 near Alamogordo, New Mexico that the United States tested the first atomic bomb. Just one month later they dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, an act that soon led to the end of World War II.
Since then the focus has been on controlling and using this energy in more productive ways such as naval propulsion and the creation of electricity. From 1956 on the focus has been on creating reliable nuclear power plants.* The Chernobyl disaster of April 26, 1986 was a sobering example of the mighty destructive power of the atom.
But mankind is capable of imagining far greater powers that these. A viewing of the latest sci-fi or superhero movie will testify to that. Consider the planet destroying power of Star Trek TOS ‘Doomsday Machine’ or the universe destroying power of ‘Thanos’ of Marvel’s Avengers flicks.
Yet all of these are laughable when compared against the Almighty power of God! Just look at His creation, the universe, and it’s vastness against the dust speck that is Earth. How puny are our goings-on and imaginings when seen beside it! And our God made all this.
How strong is God? More that you think! God is omnipotent! Your ability to conceive the greatness of His strength is finite. Thus, God’s strength is always “more than you think” because is always “more than you can think.”
Paul wrote to the Ephesians of God “who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think” (Eph. 3:20, ESV). Or as the NIV has it, “…able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.” Years earlier the psalmist extolled, “Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.” (Psalm 147:5).
No limit! — How great indeed is our God. Yet He stoops to love us, and to all who will receive Him to live within us!
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Eph. 3:20-21).
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