Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A Higher Power

By Alan Smith

    Sunday 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 is?"
    Without hesitation, one child blurted out, "Aces!"
    Somebody's 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.
    "How 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


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