My precious daugher-in-law calls me E-Mom. It is short for Elasti-mom. The first year she was in my son’s life we watched the movie “The Incredibles” together. Erin likened me to Elasti-Girl, the Mom in that movie, who repeatedly had to stretch out her arms and legs to save her family.
I don’t see myself as anything special, but I do know that in the years that I was raising my special needs children, I did have to stretch myself beyond recognition, and I did do things that took strength that I didn’t know was in me.
I was able to do these things, not because I am special, not because I’m a super hero, but because I am a child of God and the power of the resurrection was and is available to me.
The Power of the Resurrection!
There is not a single event in human history that has revealed more clearly the power of God than the resurrection of Jesus Christ. When Christ rose that first Easter, He, once and for all, put death in it’s place. He broke its grip on all mankind. The power that one act took rocked the earth, split rocks in two, tore the veil, and broke open the graves of all mankind forever!
If we belong to Him we no longer have to be afraid of anything, not even death. We may have to struggle and stretch and fight our way through our movie of life, but in the end, just like the Incredibles we will win!
I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you many know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms. —Ephesians: 1:18-20