One of my “newer” favorite songs is “In Christ Alone”. On one hand, I love the Celtic rhythm, it stirs my Scot-Irish blood. On the other hand, there is a line that I’ve always sung louder and more powerfully.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.
In this day and age I’m sure you can agree that there is great assurance in the line “no power of hell nor scheme of man can ever pluck me from his hand…” After all, we live in a time that is difficult. Is this corona virus from Satan? Is it a scheme of man? Is it both? We don’t know, but any way if we are in Christ, we need not fear.
But lately I’ve been thinking about the next part, “till He returns or calls me home here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.”
The Power of Christ.
During this crisis I’ve been thinking a lot about the Power of Christ. John 14:12-14 says, “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”
We are facing a global crisis. We are followers of Jesus Christ. And Jesus says we can do even greater things than He did. Jesus healed. Jesus drove out evil spirits. Jesus raised the dead. Brothers and sisters, if we can do far more, than through our prayer, we can bring about the healing of this world. Join me in prayer. Lord Jesus, in your name and power we can achieve far more than we can imagine. In your name and power, we rebuke this Corona virus. Bring healing. Bring hope. And help us to believe. Amen.