The Wondrous Power of God's Word

Harley E. Amick
Macon, Missouri

Many people say that this wonderful world in which we live came into existence by chance. Yet these same people deny their statements by refusing to leave anything to chance.

They labor from early morning until late at night to lay up for the so called rainy day. If their statements were true, then this same degree of urgency to pile up worldly gain would exist in each person. The very fact that there is a difference of attitude and determination in each of us proves that there is a supernatural power. The same is true in the difference of ability which we possess.

Who can explain the variances of the human voice--some with a voice of such high texture that they can reach the zenith of the highest aria, while others have a voice of such low texture they barely can carry a tune.

How could the airwaves be so created that they will carry a human voice from America to China as unerringly as though we were speaking face to face? How can a cloud with no outward sign of power be so heavy with rain it will drop a deluge on one locality for hours, and still retain enough to do the same one hundred miles away tomorrow? Who can explain the echo of the human voice in certain localities, which while seemingly coming from nowhere yet is everywhere?

Who can understand the power of God's word that can create a deadly Sea Cucumber, so poisonous all life is killed within a radius of five feet of it, and yet from this same deadly poison comes a serum that can arrest cancerous growths?

Who can understand the power of God's word that can lift a human derelict from the gutter and make him into a radiant personality filled with love for others and a desire to lift them to the higher plane of the Christian life?

Who can understand the wondrous power of God's word that can create an infant so delicate that it must be handled with utmost care, and yet when full grown, this same body becomes so inured to rough treatment that in many instances it will live through almost unbelievable hardships?

We should each say with the psalmist, "How sweet are thy words unto my taste! Yea sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through thy precepts I get understanding: Therefore I hate every false way. Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light unto my path" (Ps. 119:103-105).

Truth Magazine VII: 7, pp. 12
April 1963