By: Gabriela Yareliz
One of my favorite writers, Marcel Pagnol, wrote Manon des Sources. It’s part II to Jean de Florette. It’s a story about a “source” (spring) that is blocked off, which starts all kind of trouble in a small French village for a family, and it costs the family’s father his life. The daughter of the deceased finds the source and blocks it from the village and those who stole the water. Everything, even the villagers’ very lives, depends and revolves around the source.
The source/spring is a symbol of life and power; and the word “spring” means new life and awakening.
God is a source and spring of unlimited power. A power that gives new life and awakens our souls.God has power:
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Matthew 6:13 (Luke 11:4)
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, Jude 1:24
“So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Luke 11:9-10
In Manon des Sources, not finding the spring caused death, anguish, mystery and pain. Don’t block the source of power from your life; don’t ignore it. Find it and let it bring life, power and joy.
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. 1 Chronicles 29:11-12
For the LORD of the Heavenly Armies has planned, and who can thwart him? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back? Isaiah 14:27
Have faith, and pray for Him, who has unlimited power, to act on your behalf.
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Day 9: Unlimited Power