God's Power Illustrations

  • sky sun raysThe will of God will never take you,
    Where the grace of God cannot keep you,
    Where the arms of God cannot support you,
    Where the riches of God cannot supply your needs,
    Where the power of God cannot endow you.

    The will of God will never take you,
    Where the spirit of God cannot work through you,
    Where the wisdom of God cannot teach you,
    Where the army of God cannot protect you,
    Where the hands of God cannot mold you.

  • storm cloudsA boy was helping his mother bring the clothes in off the line as a storm threatened.

    As they brought in the last armload and closed the door, the boy waved his hand at the heavens and said, "Okay God! Let'er go!"

  • LongfellowHenry Wadsworth Longfellow was filled with sorrow at the tragic death of his wife in a fire in 1861. The Civil War broke out that same year, and it seemed this was an additional punishment. Two years later, Longfellow was again saddened to hear his own son had been seriously wounded as a lieutenant in the Army of the Potomac.

    Sitting down to his desk, one Christmas Day, he heard the church bells ringing, and ringing. It was in this setting he wrote:

  • cross“If God had perceived that our greatest need was economic, he would have sent an economist.

    If he had perceived that our greatest need was entertainment, he would have sent us a comedian or an artist.

    If God had perceived that our greatest need was political stability, he would have sent us a politician.

    If he had perceived that our greatest need was health, he would have sent us a doctor.

    But he perceived that our greatest need involved our sin, our alienation from him, our profound rebellion, our death;

    ... and he sent us a Savior. ”

    ― D.A. Carson, A Call to Spiritual Reformation: Priorities from Paul and His Prayers

  • storm cloudsA passenger jet was suffering through a severe thunderstorm.

    As the passengers were being bounced around by the turbulence a young woman turned to a minister sitting next to her and with a nervous laugh asked,

    "Reverend, you're a man of God. Can't you do something about this storm?"

    To this he replied, "Lady, I'm in sales, not management."

  • tree with vineWalking through a park, I passed a massive oak tree. A vine had grown up along its trunk. The vine started small - nothing to bother about. But over the years the vine had gotten taller and taller. By the time I passed, the entire lower half of the tree was covered by the vine's creepers. The mass of tiny feelers was so thick that the tree looked as though it had innumerable birds' nests in it.

    Now the tree was in danger. This huge, solid oak was quite literally being taken over; the life was being squeezed from it. But the gardeners in that park had seen the danger.

  • scales balanceThe Weight of Prayer (Author Unknown)

    Louise Redden, a poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face, walked into a grocery store. She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner and asked if he would let her charge a few groceries. She softly explained that her husband was very ill and unable to work, they had seven children and they needed food.

    John Longhouse, the grocer, scoffed at her and requested that she leave his store. Visualizing the family needs, she said: "Please, sir! I will bring you the money just as soon as I can." John told her he could not give her credit, as she did not have a charge account at his store.

  • dandylionHe was just a little boy, on a week's first day.
    He was wandering home from Sunday School, and dawdling on the way.

    He scuffed his shoes into the grass; he found a caterpillar.
    He found a fluffy milkweed pod, and blew out all the "filler."

    A bird's nest in a tree overhead, so wisely placed on high.
    Was just another wonder that caught his eager eye.

  • In chemistry, He turned water intosky rays wine.
    In biology, He was born without the normal conception.
    In physics, He disapproved the law of gravity when He ascended into heaven.
    In economics, He disapproved the law of diminishing return by feeding 5,000 men with two fishes and 5 loaves of bread.
    In medicine, He cured the sick and the blind without administering a single dose of drugs.
    In history, He is the beginning and the end.
    In government, He said that he shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace.
    In religion, He said no one comes to the Father except through him; So. Who is He?

    He is Jesus! The greatest man in history.

    Jesus had no servants, yet they called Him Master.
    He had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher.
    He had no medicines, yet they called Him Healer.
    He had no army, yet kings feared Him.
    He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world.
    He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him.
    He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today.