Monday, October 12, 2009

The Power Over Evil

Romans 16 - 25
The Power to Change 
St. Paul's words in Romans  are a reminder to us that we, all of us, are a blessed people, a people empowered by God.  Paul brings to mind that there was a moment when the power of evil was victorious over our first parents.  Ever since that Eden day, evil has been handed on to each person brought into this world.  This is a reality that has been implanted in our hearts, our lives.  We have an inclination to evil within our very being.  Each of us has this!  It is a reality that has turned one person against another, one nation against another, one person against their Creator.

However, there is a God who has chosen to forgive our sinful transgressions.  Ours is a loving God who willingly offered his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to serve as the atonement for our sins, our perpetuating the Eden sin.

Our spirit is lifted when we quietly recall that we are exonerated from the burden of our sins.  The life and death of Jesus reminds us that we can overcome the power of evil.  We can overcome what would ruin our lives.  It is our faith, our desire to make God a genuine par of our lives, Paul writes, that will empower us to be the women and men that God has planned us to be.  It is our belief and trust in God that should convince us that we are able to carry out the mission entrusted to us.  David, in composing Psalm 68 concluded the prayer with these words:
How awesome is God as he comes from this sanctuary -
He gives strength and power to his people.
Praise God!

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