WHAT IS THE SURPASSING GREATNESS OF HIS POWER TOWARD US WHO BELIEVE.
I looked up this word, “surpassing”. It means to throw over, or to run beyond.
After reading that definition I was reminded of something I had seen in the movie, “The Right Stuff”, about the birth and infancy of the American space program.
Occasionally throughout the film, the character, Gordon Cooper, played by actor Dennis Quaid, extracts praise and encouragement from his wife by asking, “Who’s the greatest pilot you’ve ever seen?” and of course, she finally has to break down, smiling, and say, “You, honey. You’re the greatest pilot I’ve ever seen”.
At the end of the movie, Gordon Cooper, who was the last astronaut to go into space as a part of the Mercury space program, takes off into the blue. And as the crowd watches and cheers him on, the Narrator says, “On that day in May, 1963, Gordo Cooper went higher and farther and faster than any other American. 22 complete orbits around the world... and for a brief moment, Gordo Cooper became the greatest pilot anyone had ever seen”.
This is the definition of ‘surpassing’.
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