Plugged In

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Acts 1:8, NKJV

We all have them in our homes. Electrical outlets. Why do we need electrical outlets? To plug in our appliances, lamps, and other devices that require electricity to function. I do not know about you, but I am so glad we have this simple process available to power up the necessary items that make our lives convenient but that we often take for granted in the 21st century.

Consider for a moment your cell phone. What is required in the process to charge your phone? You need your phone, a “charger” (plug that connects to your phone), and an outlet in the wall where the electricity can be accessed. If any one of these elements is missing, charging the phone is impossible. Now, think about God the Father, Jesus His Son, and The Holy Spirit, that in Christianity is referred to as, The Trinity, three in one. While each part of The Godhead reflects a different function, all three are present when power is transmitted into the life of a Christian, or into the world at large. “Power” comes from The Holy Spirit, through the blood of Jesus, into the heart of God. So, to complete the word picture, The Holy Spirit is the “electricity,” Jesus is the “charger,” and God is the “phone.” This is an over-simplification of the deeper meaning of The Godhead, but I believe sometimes we struggle, as believers, with how to understand The Trinity.

The most important thing to understand is that God works His power through us, which is a miracle. Psalm 8 expresses it like this: “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers. The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?” (3 & 4).

You are loved by Almighty God; think about this and then, be glad.


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