Thursday, March 26, 2009

"The power of absolute weakness"

When was the last time you considered the weakness of love?
Let go of control. Let go of trying to live pain-free and sorrow-free. Let go into the promise of God’s faithful love.

This complete love is revealed Word-made-Flesh; Jesus the God and King who embraces our suffering, who bears our sorrows, drinks full the cup of pain and suffering that floods our world. And yet, He continues to love. Hanging from the cross of shame, He looks upon those who are taking His life and cries out, “Father forgive them.”

Some suggest this was weakness, and that our God is weak and frail and the Creator of weaklings. They are right. It is weak but not powerless. There is power in brute force and power in absolute weakness.

Brute force requires someone else to sacrifice for my satisfaction. Brute force will master and control for a short season. But it is no match for the power of absolute weakness.

Jesus reveals the absolute weakness of love.
That's Doug Floyd, and I recommend reading his whole article.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

just read this one.

it read like a Love note.

thanks for the link.

1:32 PM, March 28, 2009  

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