Power Failure?

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

On Thursday, August 14, 2003, an electrical blackout killed the power of Ontario, Canada, as well as eight states in the United States, including New York City. The outage was the second largest power failure in history at that time, affecting a total of 55 million people.

In New York alone, millions of people were stuck in elevators, stranded on subways, and unable to exit the city to get home. Lines of people trying to leave the city, contact family, or just get something to eat stretched out from pay phones, from bus stops, from hot dog stands. A huge parade streamed across the Brooklyn Bridge. In front of the Port Authority Bus Terminal, mobs of commuters stormed empty buses and refused to let them pass, yelling at the drivers to open the doors.

For several hours, New York became pandemonium, all because of a power outage. So, what made the power go out?

Lengthy investigation uncovered a simple reason:

The main cause of the outage was the failure of a power company to trim its trees in part of its Ohio service area.

Just a few untrimmed limbs of a few trees in a small place caused severe discomfort, inconvenience, and even danger for millions of people.

What seemed like a small thing made a huge difference.

In the same way, simply neglecting prayer can cause a dramatic loss of power in your spiritual life.

Prayer is the power that sustains us as believers. Don’t overlook your need to spend time on your knees with your heavenly Father each day.

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!