By Alan Smith
school teachers are sometimes amazed at some of
the things their children say in class. One
Sunday, a class was studying the power of kings
and queens in Bible times. After talking
about a few examples, the teachers said, "There is
a higher power. Can anybody tell me what it
hesitation, one child blurted out, "Aces!"
been playing too much poker! The correct
answer, though, is one that we all tend to
overlook. Our Lord God Almighty is a higher
power. Higher than kings and queens.
Higher than presidents and prime ministers.
We tremble at world leaders like Adolph Hitler,
Idi Amin, and Saddam Hussein. We sometimes
tremble at the powers of our own government when
matters of morality are disregarded. We feel
helpless when it seems like the "kingdoms of this
world" are gaining the upper hand.
We need to
remember, though, that the final victory is
assured for God and His followers. Our
confidence is not in any worldly leader. Our
confidence is in the God who is over all nations.
awesome is the LORD Most High, the great King over
all the earth!....For God is the King of all the
earth; sing to him a psalm of praise. God reigns
over the nations; God is seated on his holy
throne." (Psalm 47:2,7-8)
Have a great day!
- Alan Smith, author of the popular "Thought For Today,"
and minister for the Fayetteville Church of Christ
in Fayetteville, NC, may be contacted at