Thursday, February 24, 2011

My Super Power

I overheard my grandson, Eli, talking one day about his super power. I think he had been watching one of the super hero movies and had decided that he, too, had secret powers. Shortly after that my grown children were talking about what super power they would like if they could have one. One wanted to be invisible. One wanted to fly. One wanted super strength. They all had their reasons and laughed their way through a delightful conversation. But having super power, isn’t too very far from the Truth when you understand the Good News of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The dictionary defines grace as “unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification.” In my own “earthy words” that means God gives us power to change so that we can return to him even though we don’t deserve it. Technically grace is God’s power, but lovingly He gives it to us if we want it and seek after it.

We learn more about grace in the definition found in the Bible Dictionary, it says that grace “is an enabling power.” Often, in today’s world, we only talk about enabling in a negative way when we describe spouses or parents or friends enabling negative behavior. But enable means “to provide with the means or opportunity” and that is what God does for us in a very positive way. He provides us with the means and opportunity to become like Him. But that isn’t all. He provides us with the power to do what needs to be done right here and right now (whatever that is!). Now that is Super Power—not fantasy but real life Superpower that is available to anyone who follows the path of righteousness.


Wendi said...

I am truly thankful for the blessing of God's empowering grace in my life. :)

Camille said...

That was a wonderful post. Thanks!