We’ve Got the Power…..
In the year 1990, an artist by the name of SNAP wrote a song entitled, “I’ve Got the Power.”
The past few days that has been my mantra as I have been hoping to wish electricity into being for myself and others!
Fortunately, at the church, we never lost power and have been able to be a place of hospitality and respite for some folks in our community.
Throughout this week it has been interesting to see the reactions of many to being without power. You really see the best of people (sharing, giving, helping) and the worst of people (stealing, impatience, entitlement) come into play.
Although we have not had power in the electrical sense we as Christians do have power from another source, the Holy Spirit. We have the power in tough situations to let Christ’s light shine through in all things. The past few days Paul’s words to the Philippians have rung through my mind, “for I have learned to be content with whatever I have. 12 I know what it is to have little, and I know what it is to have plenty. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being well-fed and of going hungry, of having plenty and of being in need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
Surely we can do all things through Christ who strengthens each of us!
Today and throughout the weekend as many of us have power or do not have power may we cling to Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit, not simply to survive but to thrive and be the hands and feet of Christ in this time.
Let us continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in the Islands!
Please do take a moment to read the announcements below!
ALSO, Unide Sundie is being rescheduled to Sunday, October 1st. Please continue to collect and make hygiene kits, underwear, socks and more! That is the same day we will install our Homeless Jesus Statue!
See you in worship this week!