I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,
Philippians 3:10 NIV
Canada is known worldwide for its natural resource industries including hydropower and is considered a hydro superpower. Starting in earnest during the 1950s and progressing into a billion-dollar industry today, hydroelectricity dam construction has led to Canada producing 60 per cent of its power from its waterways, an amount second only to China. Historically, dams represent some of the country’s most ingenious feats of civil engineering, and moving forward, the industry is leading the way to clean, sustainable power generation.
One of my favourite Greek words is dunamis. It’s the word from which we get the word dynamite. It means power, and when it is used in a Biblical context, it is power that is granted from the One who spoke the entire universe into being. One of the great mysteries of the Kingdom of God is that the same power that brought the entire world into being is available to us as we live a life to honour God and bring glory to His great name. The apostle Paul puts it this way in Philippians 3:10: “I want to know Christ – yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.” Satan and his minions were doing all they could to keep Jesus in the grave. Death was their greatest victory and for their plan to work, Jesus needed to be dead and gone forever. That, of course, wasn’t going to happen. All the dunamis, all the power of heaven, was at work to bring Jesus back to life. It is mind blowing that the same dunamis, the same power, is available to us as we live our lives for Jesus. Resurrection power!
These have been words from the heart.