The Power of ‘G’
“Now to God who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to God be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
In our staff office area at church, Amanda, our children’s LOGOS director, has large colored letters spelling ‘LOGOS,’ hanging on the wall near her desk. For the last several weeks, the ‘G’ of LOGOS has fallen off the wall many times. One time it took a couple of days to find the ‘G,’ but each time the letter has fallen, Amanda has put it back on the wall.
This falling ‘G’ phenomenon got me thinking about the power of the letter ‘G’ when it comes to God. The ending to a beautiful prayer in the third chapter of the letter to the Ephesians says that the power of God is at work within us and able to “accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine.”
When we can take the power of God seriously in our lives, we recognize the presence of God in the everyday and the unexpected events in life. When we can also realize that God’s power is within even us, we will be able to have the strength and hope to accomplish more than we can ever ask or imagine. Recognizing God’s power within us begins with understanding and believing that each of us is a child of God.
Knowing that we are all children of God and living like a child of God is the core theme of the LOGOS ministry to children and youth. When our younger children do things that exhibit Child of God behavior at LOGOS they receive what is known as a COG…It is actually a milk cap with the word ‘COG’ (Child of God) on it. These COGs become coveted possessions throughout the year that will result in a pizza party at the end of the year if the children earn a certain amount of COGs.
May we think about the power of God at work within us this week and how that ‘G’ power has the ability to transform us and others. How many COGs will we earn this week?