O.K. today I’m letting you in. You are going to see the inner-workings of my creative thought process. (Don’t judge me…and try not to worry).
It all started on this peaceful morning in Colossians 1. There I sat meditating on the passage, minding my own business when something in verse 11 jumped out at me. “Strengthened,” it said. Hmmm. I thought, “Strengthened?” Strong’s Concordance #1412- “dunamoo. To make strong, confirm, enable.” That’s when my right brain flashed with the image of “Super Cow.”
A cow in a field is easy to overlook. But take one ordinary, heifer– nothing special — throw a cape on her, whisper in her ear about her untapped powers to sustain others and stand back! Then, it hit me: I AM SUPER COW!
Faster than a sleeping bull. More powerful than the fence that binds her. Able to leap tall hay bales in a single bound. Look! Out in the pasture! It’s a dog? It’s a horse? It’s Super Cow!
Yes, it’s Super Cow – strange visitor from another planet who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Super Cow – who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel with her unopposable digits, and who, disguised as Amy Pierson, mild mannered writer of a personal blog, fights the never ending battle for Truth, Justice and the Jesus Way.
All that from “dunamoo.” Really.
But read on, gentle reader…read on.
From this insipid place in my bovine-fixated brain, I proceeded to learn something substantive: The root — duna— is “power.” Words like dynamo, dynamic, dynamite and dynasty come from the same base. And again in the Greek, power words like dunamai (to be able), dunamis (supernatural power), dunastes (ruling power), dunatos (powerful) and dunateo (to be mighty) are out there.
Today dunamoo is my war cry! As God leads, I will “make strong, confirm, enable” all those who cross my cow path. True Super Cows don’t get the glory as they do whatever cows do…God does. Next time you feel like you are not outstanding in your field (wherever that may be) remember Super Cow! And, know that you are mighty through God.
Want an adventure? Read and reflect on Colossians 1. Recognize the power of the ordinary. God’s power is perfected in the weakness of it. Listen to His whisper in your ear. What is it that He’s calling you toward? (It’s more than just a life leading up to some good steak on the table). What bulls are sleeping nearby? What fences are hemming you in? What hay bales need leaping? Believe in your “super powers” and wear the cape proudly (on the inside, please) as you go through your days.