Ye shall have power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and ye shall be witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and unto the uttermost parts of the earth. Acts 1:8

Sharp lightening lit up the house followed by a crash of thunder that rattled the rafters. Then darkness. We had lost our electrical power. The next few hours found us automatically flicking light switches that didn't work, turning on faucets that yielded no water and growling and grumbling with frustration; frustration at being denied the power we were accustomed to enjoying. In Acts 1:8 Jesus tells the disciples that they will be receiving an amazing power when the Holy Spirit comes upon them. They will be empowered to be His witnesses throughout the known world.

As wonderful as electrical power is, it pales in comparison to the spiritual power Jesus is talking about. And even more amazing, it is ours just for the asking. And still more amazing is that He has already paid the price. No monthly bill will come in the mail.

Father God, we thank you for sending Your Holy Spirit to dwell in us, encourage us and empower us. May we serve well in Your Kingdom. Amen.


Madeline (NE)