Cast & Crew
As the elderly Ebenezer leaves a small-town cemetery after visiting his wife's grave, he passes the tombstones of various acquaintances and recalls how Christianity helped them during their lives: a businessman's faith is rejuvenated and he is inspired to be more honest in his business dealings after his daughter is injured; a delinquent boy finds God after the death of his widowed mother; and a young couple saves their failing marriage after listening to a sermon on the radio. Among the living townspeople who are shown to have been touched by Christianity are a shiftless man whose wife struggles to survive, the local physician and a missionary.
According to information contained in the file on the film in the MPAA/PCA Collection at the AMPAS Library, this film's title changed from The Power of God to both Children of Tomorrow and Tomorrow's Children in November 1943, but was changed back to The Power of God some time later. Sources conflict in their description of the plot. The Motion Picture Herald Prod Digest review claims that the picture is "a series of dramatic episodes" introduced by "Ebenezer" from a cemetery and told in flashback. However, the plot synopsis in the MPAA/PCA file implies that all of the action takes place in the present and is centered around a church, not a cemetery. The film was produced by Roland Reed for Evangelical Lutheran Synod, and according to the Motion Picture Herald Prod Digest review, was initially distributed on a road show basis. A 1947 article in International Photographer indicates that the film was made in 1939 and showed in Lutheran Churches at that time. Additional information in the PCA file reveals that the film was re-released in 1946 as a short subject.