Moravian Reading: Psalm 40:1-8; Exodus 32:30-33:23; Matthew 26:47-58
Jesus has more power and authority then any other human that has lived on earth. We see this when Judas comes with soldiers to have Jesus arrested. One of Jesus disciples takes out a sword and chops off the ear of one of the soldiers. Jesus rebukes his disciple for using a sword, heals the ear, and says, "Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? (Matt. 26:53)
Have you ever thought about how many is twelve legions of angels that could have come if Jesus requested them to help? A Roman Army was comprised of legions which typically consisted of 6,000 soldiers. That means Jesus could have summoned over 72,000 angels with this request. Now that is some serious power considering we can see other places in scripture where one angel could take out thousands of people at once.
This is important to remember as we approach Passover and celebrating Christ Resurrection. Christ chose weakness in order to die for the sins of the world. He chose to demonstrate His power through weakness! Think about that last sentence for a minute.
How do you chose to demonstrate Christ power through weakness in your life? It all starts with how we view weakness. If weakness and power is viewed through the lens Christ used which was to do the will of the Father then we are on the right track. Christ found his Father's perspective in going to the cross by spending time in prayer with him in the Garden. Challenge you to look at Christ example of doing only the will of the Father when it comes to how we handle power and weakness in our lives.
All are welcome to join us for a Resurrection Celebration on Sunday morning at 10:00 am for brunch and worship at The River Center in New Castle.