Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Atomic Power - Martin Wiles

Atomic Power
I pray that you will begin to understand the incredible greatness of his power for us who believe in him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead. Ephesians 1:19–20 NLT

Atomic power can be used for good or evil.

German physicist Otto Hahn discovered how to split the atom in 1938. Scientists feared Nazi Germany might use the knowledge to continue their attack on Europe. World-renowned scientist, Albert Einstein, was convinced to sign his name to a letter addressed to United States President Franklin Roosevelt sharing that concern. Roosevelt in turn formed the Briggs Committee to investigate nuclear fission.

Intense research on the atomic bomb began in America after leaders discovered the Nazis were investigating it and after the shocking attack on Pearl Harbor. On August 6, 1945, a B-29 named Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, killing 130,000 people. Another one was dropped on Nagasaki three days later, killing 75,000 more. World War II ended primarily because of the atomic bomb’s power.

Like many others, I often crave power. I may satisfy my cravings by being educated for a profession that will place me in a management position. Or I could go to a local car dealership and buy a vehicle with a powerful engine. It could be as simple as paying more to get a faster internet connection.

Whatever power we crave can never be matched by the power of the God we serve or the power he gives through the relationship. The scientists who discovered how to split the atom and who eventually developed the atom bomb were influential and created power, but God gave them the ability to develop the power. This God created the universe and presently holds it together.

The power God exerts in nature was also demonstrated in his ability to raise his Son from the grave. He will give us this same resurrection power if we ask. 

God's power will enable us to face and overcome anything in life. It also provides us with the power to live an abundant life. Nothing is too difficult for God—or us—when we’re in a relationship with him.

What do you need power for at the moment? Ask God. He’ll give it.

Prayer: Father, may we live and serve with confidence through the power You supply. 

Tweetable: Are you experiencing God's power? 

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