21 Days of Prayer – Day 12
That’s because what God says will always come true.
The All-Powerful One
In the folktale “The Stonecutter,” a stonecutter wishes to be rich because
rich men are powerful. Then he wishes to be a prince because
princes are even more powerful. But the sun is more powerful than a
prince, so he wishes to become the sun. He notices that the clouds
have the power to block the sun’s rays, so he wishes for that instead. A
raining cloud would be even more powerful, so he pours down rain,
which destroys everything in sight except for a big rock. Finding that
nothing could disturb the power of the rock, he wishes to be a rock. In
the end, he realizes he is better off as a stonecutter. After all, nothing
can chip away at the power of a rock —except a stonecutter.
The lesson we learn from this folktale is that people are to be content
with who they are. But Christians take away an even more significant
message. Who is more powerful than riches, royalty and nature? Our
God. And our God has placed us in the exact time and place that we
are in. He made us who we are, and he has created a plan for our lives.
Christians have a great reason to be content because our power
comes through God.
- How would you define power?
- How does God show his power?
Dear God, you are all-powerful. Nothing can happen without your permission. Nothing can stop what you put in motion. Thank you for helping us to recognize what a powerful God we serve. Amen.
Put on some praise music and dance with God. You could go to Neuma Kids Online and use the music playlist there to find songs. A fun idea would be to make up your own dance moves and actions!