Infinite Energy


“My Father is always working, and so am I.”

~John 5:17, NLT


Jesus Christ has endless energy and boundless strength: He who keeps the church never tires.


I like Eugene Peterson’s commentary on Ephesians 1:20-23… All this energy issues from Christ: God raised Him from death and set Him on a throne in deep heaven, in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from his rule. And not just for the time being, but forever. He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything. At the center of all this, Christ rules the church. The church, you see, is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the church. The church is Christ’s body, in which He speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with His presence {energy}. These people who have God figured out amaze me. When Jesus came to earth through the portal of Mary’s womb, the Jewish scholars didn’t have a clue. They had no idea what God was doing. When Paul refers to the mystery of Christ, he is talking about God’s work from the beginning to reconcile the world to Himself. God was at work in the Old Testament but like leaven in dough, His work was inconspicuous. No one realized what He was doing. The point is: God has always been at work and He is at work today. Jesus said, “My Father works on the Sabbath and so do I.” The Godhead three in one is always at work. You may see what He is doing, you may not see at all but we have Jesus word that He is always working in every situation. He is working in us and for us. Wow, what a comforting thought.

I was at the Farm on Tuesday building a shed for my tractors. When it came time for the rafters, laths and tin; I had to do a lot of ladder climbing. I don’t know how many times I went up and down that ladder and sometimes with a rafter on my shoulder. As I was putting on the last piece of tin in a slow drizzle; I looked at the muddy ladder and I prayed, “LORD give me the energy to climb this ladder one more time.” I was so exhausted when I got home that it took me five minutes to walk from the truck to the house. One of the things about growing old is the lack or shortage of energy. This old body has a limited number of steps per day and I reached the limit last Tuesday. What is true of me is not true of Jesus. The Cosmic Glue of the Universe is not running short of energy. He has enough energy to make us fishers of men, disciples, ministers of reconciliation, ambassadors from the court of heaven and to raise us from the dead. I may get tired but He does not and for that I am thankful.

We try our new schedule today: we meet outside at 8:30. Pray that all goes well. Have a great day and thanks for reading the blog.

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