I read an article that talked about how Franklin Graham couldn’t understand why Joe Biden said what he said. Actually, that Joe didn’t say something he should’ve said. Apparently Mr. Biden left God’s name out of a so-called “proclamation” on America’s national day of Prayer. And Mr. Graham said, “This is a National Day of Prayer. Of course we need to call on God ““ and not just some generic “˜gods’ or some “˜power’ in the air ““ but on God himself, the Creator who made and created this Earth and who sent his Son, Jesus Christ from Heaven to this Earth to save mankind from sin by dying on a cross.”
Mr. Graham was right.
There is no “power in the air” apart from God.
But there should be no surprise that a guy like Joe Biden wouldn’t use God’s name for some so-called “national day of prayer.” And it shouldn’t be difficult to understand why anyone who doesn’t trust God would omit His name. After all, if you don’t put your faith in and trust the one, true, living, loving Creator of the universe, why would you mention His name?
And it should be abundantly obvious, from his lifetime of bad choices and bad politics, that Joe doesn’t trust God. He doesn’t put his faith in God. And some “power in the air” makes as much sense to him as anything else.
Yeah, when you abandon truth and logic and reason, the only place to go is self.
When you don’t fear the power of the Creator, that only leaves the creation. Which is dangerously foolish.
But you know what? In a way, there is some sort of the “power in the air.” Because that’s how the whole universe was created. By the word of God. Words spoken into the air. Either figuratively or literally.
But the real power…is in the word.
And that’s why I wrote about it over 25 years ago. Matter of fact, I wrote a whole song about it. Power of the Word is the sixth song on my Do Right CD. I remember, sitting in a little motel room in Durango, Colorado, when I wrote the lyrics. Back then I still wrote everything, by hand, (in cursive, can you believe it?) in spiral notebooks.
As I thought about how so many people are afraid of what the day will bring, I wrote, “So you’ve been thinking that you’ve got a whole lot to fear.” And I thought about how many people wonder about their own existence. So, in the next line I added, “And you keep asking, ‘What on earth am I doin’ here?”
Then, with the optimism my faith in God gives me, I wrote, “Well I wouldn’t tell you it’s as gloomy as you’ve heard.” And, of course, I explained why when I followed that up with, “You just need the power of the Word.”
Other verses talk about time and fading hopes and pessimism. And I repeat how the answer is the Word.
But not just any word.
The answer is the only Word that became flesh and dwelt among us. That word does this…
Well the power of the Word takes an ordinary bird
And it gives him songs to sing and wings to soar
With the power of the Word even when your vision’s blurred
All your dreams will be fulfilled forevermore
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