We are impressed with powerful things – a great earth mover, 400 horsepower under the hood, a football team’s front four, military might, and so on. And we certainly believe that our God is all powerful. He can do anything He chooses, any time He chooses. But He always has a habit of turning our concepts of reality up side down. The greatest power of God is displayed in His love, and in forgiveness. He has shown it to us by His bloody body hanging on a cross. We find that same power as His nature is at work in us. Self giving love and forgiveness have the power to change hearts, heal long festering wounds, and mend relationships. Love and forgiveness can change us and those around us for all eternity. No earthly power can do that.