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He claimed to "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee." Sports Illustrated crowned him the "Sportsman of the Century." His nickname was "The Greatest." He was the three-time World Heavyweight Champion, Muhammad Ali.


But where is that left hook followed by the hard right to the face that brought down George Foreman in the Rumble in the Jungle? Now at age 68 and debilitated by Parkinson’s disease, Ali is no longer the powerhouse he was. How the mighty have fallen!


"Time, like an ever-rolling stream, Soon bears us all away; We fly, forgotten, as a dream Dies at the op’ning day" ("O God, Our Help in Ages Past," Isaac Watts, /Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal/ 441:5).


But there is One whose power does not fade. His strength does not fly away. For he is not simply mighty; he is almighty. /El Shaddai/, אֵל שַׁדַּי, God Almighty. He needs no help or aid, for he is all-sufficient. He is the source who provides all for everyone and everything. He is /El Shaddai/, אֵל שַׁדַּי, God Almighty, the Omnipotent, the all-powerful. He can do anything.

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