The Irony of the D.C. Power Outage

White House Fence

All it took was a small explosion at a power transfer line and a widespread power outage swept through the Washington, D.C. area. In just a few seconds, Washington was left powerless. If we think about it, it’s actually rather ironic that arguably the most powerful government in the world, symbolized by the White House, was without power.

Even though our government will remain powerful in its influence and military might, let’s not forget where their power came from in the first place. Romans 13:1 tells us, “For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.” Our government is only powerful because God has allowed them to be so. The real power is not in our government, but in the Lord.

Nations have risen and nations have fallen at the Lord’s command. If the Lord willed, He could remove our nations power as quickly as the power outage swept through Washington. Let’s remember to stay in subjection to our government (Romans 13:1-7), but keep in mind that the greatest and truest power is only found in the Lord.

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