Society loves to tout the bold and the very strong. They are strong in sports, strong in finance, strong in the military, strong-above all others to stand out. However, Jesus didn’t reach out to the strong. He reached out to the weak.
Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit…” Jesus reached out to the destitute, the sick, the poor, the outcasts. No, these were not the celebrities, they were those who were rejected by the rich, the powerful, the strong.
As most Americans we pride ourselves on our strength. We like to never show that we are timid, that we are inadequate, that we simply don’t have what it takes. Any person realizes, of course, that more often than not, we simply fail when it comes to rising up to our own expectations and others.
In fear we pray and in fear we attempt to approach God, for in searching for answers when there are no answers we already know we are too busy telling God, rather than surrendering to God.
There really is only one way to approach God, and that is at least on our spiritual knees. We approach God as sinners, knowing that we are helpless without him.
The lack of answers is so very bountiful whenever we become sick or injured, or when one of our loved ones is down. Whenever a sudden loss occurs among those of whom we love, we no longer feel so powerful, so strong. Suddenly, we are weak.
We are weak for all that we know, we realize we really don’t know. We realize that answers, solutions are far beyond our reach.
2 Corinthians 12:9 “… My grace is sufficient unto you in weakness…” Notice, only when we approach God in this way do we demonstrated proper respect to our relationship with our creator.
Ultimately, only when we do this through God’s son, Jesus are we then recognized, for it is through Jesus we are declared the children of God.
Worldly wise, a person must approach others in strength. This simply is not true in seeking the revelation of God.
It is in this weakness we are able to see and to grapple with the idea that we are simply nothing compared to the audience of the Almighty. In this posture, God then delights in serving us for we have then declared the prayer of Hallowed be Thy Name. This humbleness is the status of weakness God desires to serve us for he wants us to know that it is not by our will, but His.