One of the things I just love about God, is that He likes to use the unlikely ones, the “weak” ones, the insignificant ones… to do mighty things in His power and strength.
It just makes me giddy to think about this part of His character –I mean, what a relief!? What a comfort to know this about Him. It makes me want to grit my teeth and give Him the biggest hug. (haha now that I think of it –this just came back to me, but that was how I hugged people as a child, I would grit my teeth as I hugged them so hard!)
I’m reading through the book of Ezekiel right now, and I came to chapter 17, verses 22-24, and I just melted…. and I just lingered there as I thought about Jesus…It was like my heart became warm inside of me as I read this beautiful picture of God planting a “tender twig” on a high mountain, and how God caused this little “unlikely” twig to flourish and grow, to become a beautiful majestic cedar. A majestic cedar that will bring forth branches and bear fruit. ❤️A majestic cedar where birds from all over can dwell and take shelter.
“In the shadow of its branches they will dwell…” ?
In verse 24 God says,
“And all the trees of the field shall know that I, the Lord, have brought down the high tree and exalted the low tree, dried up the green tree and made the dry tree flourish; I, the Lord have spoken and have done it.”
I love this about God’s character. There is something within me that wants to cheer along with Him for those who are deemed the smallest and the most unlikely. The one in the back, the smallest of the group, the runt of the litter, the “least likely to succeed.” I love these “ones” too, I see these “ones” too…
I can relate. And you know, for most of my life I have dealt with so much insecurity over my inability. I have thought so negatively over my insignificance. But God is tackling that in my life right now. He’s zeroing in on insecurity and reminding me of how BIG He is, and how my inability doesn’t matter a single bit to Him. He listens to none of my excuses about how “unqualified I am.”
It’s like I’m on a trail with God, and it gets to the hard part, maybe a place I can’t jump over, I’m not strong enough to climb up… well guess what, all I need to do is hop onto His back, and He will carry me over, His strength and might will get me through what I cannot do on my own.
You see, where we are weak, He can show Himself strong! Where we leave room for Him, there can be more of Him seen, let my weakness and insignificance be seen, it just shows Him all the more stronger! Where we come to the end of our ability, that’s when His might and ability can shine through and be seen.
I take so much comfort in this. God, I love this about Your beautiful character. ?