By His power God raised the Lord from the dead,
and He will raise us also.
I Corinthians 6:14
In the kingdom of the Son of Man
the power that counts is the power of love.
It is the rule of Emmanuel, God with us.
Let us heed the call that goes with it,
that we should go into the world
to follow this Emmanuel
to work and pray
so that the healing celebration of the coronation anthem
may woo this weary old world
back to the God who made it and who loves it still.
Here lies the tremendous mystery –
that God should be all-powerful, yet refuse to coerce.
He summons us to cooperation.
We are honoured in being given the opportunity to participate in His good deeds.
Remember how He asked for help in performing His miracles:
Fill the waterpots,
stretch out your hand,
distribute the loaves.
This Week’s Special
He is the Maker of heaven and earth,
the sea, and everything in them—
He remains faithful forever.
He upholds the cause of the oppressed
and gives food to the hungry.