Dr. David Jeremiah pondered the immenseness of the Universe, indicating that our Sun could produce enough energy in one second to power civilization for 5000,000 years. However, our Sun is merely one medium star in a universe filled with trillions of others—astronomers estimate there are 400 billion stars in our galaxy and there are a trillion galaxies in the universe. The energy produced in our universe is quite incomprehensible. Who made it? God made the heavens and the earth.
The power of God is seen from the opening of the Bible in Genesis, to the end in Revelations. One of the realizations we try to grasp is with God nothing will be impossible. As Job said in reflection of His encounter with God, “I know that you can do everything, and that no purpose of yours can be withheld from You.” He can even manipulate the natural laws of life, like Sarah having a baby in her old age. God responded to her, laughing at the suggestion, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (Genesis 18: 13-14)
Or when people discussed the difficulty of people getting into heaven because of the excessive barriers of our sinful nature, Jesus said, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matt.19:24-26)
Philosophers will ask questions like “is it possible for God to make a rock so big He cannot pick it up?” But such a question is logically inconsistent. It is like asking if God can make a square circle. There is no such thing.
What God does in the exercise of His power is consistent with who He is. For instance, God cannot lie as that would be inconsistent with His nature. He remains faithful, as He will not act contrary to His nature. God is not tempted by evil. He might test us to make us better, but will not tempt us to make us worse.
The power of God is seen in the immensity and complexity of the universe which gives us insight into the omnipotence of God. Since the universe appears almost limitless in extent; God must be infinite. Since the universe is endless in duration, He must eternal. Since the universe is complex and contains intelligent life, God must be all knowing. Since the universe contains feelings, emotions and love in our human relationships, God must be personal. Since the universe contains goodness and justice, God must be moral.
Colossians 1:17 says “in Him all things are held together.” In other words, if God was to withdraw from us, the world would turn into chaos.
This is where it is powerful: if God sustains His universe, how much more will He sustain His own people and care for them with that same power to solve all our issue? Psalm 55:22 says “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you.”
Tap into His power that is available to you! For He raised Jesus from the dead, He can answer any human prayer we offer! After all He has the power to save—His favorite use of power!
–By Rev. Dr. William Lewis