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2 Corinthians 4:5-12

A Soft Place to Land

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2 Corinthians 4:5-12

A Soft Place to Land

By Lois Parker Edstrom

I remember a game I played when I was a kid. It was called King of the Mountain. For those of you who haven’t played King of the Mountain, I’ll explain. There must be a high place, but not too high, and there must be a soft place to land. It could be a pile of sand or hay, or a small, grassy hill.

The first kid to run to the top is King of the Mountain. Then the other kids try to bump or push the King of the Mountain over and take the king’s spot. It sounds as if it could be a rowdy game, but kids can play this game without hurting each other and just have fun.

It feels good to be King of the Mountain until someone pushes you over and you roll down the hill and find yourself at the bottom.

Our lesson today is about power. In the Bible the Apostle Paul tells us this: “But we have this treasure… that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of God, and not from ourselves” (4:7).

It feels powerful to be King of the Mountain and you may be king for a while, but there is usually someone bigger or faster who will take your place. Then you may feel weak or powerless.

Life is like that and sometimes becomes difficult. We may feel as if we don’t have enough strength or the ability to do what we want to do or what is asked of us.

Paul explains that each one of us have “extraordinary power that comes from God.”

At times we may feel weak, or tired, or discouraged, but we must remember that we can call on the power of God to help us through tough times. You may be surprised at the power of God’s love.

When you feel as if you are being pushed around, God provides a soft place to land.

Remember your God power.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2012, Richard Niell Donovan