Bought by the Blood

November 30, 2010

He Must Become Greater and I must become Lesser

When we realize that he’s God and we’re not- that he’s massive and we’re minute – that’s all it takes for us to become a part of great and powerful God things…God does everything through those who understand they are nothing, and God does nothing through those who think they are something. As G.K. Chesterton put it, “how much larger your life would be if yourself could become smaller in it.”

This makes Christianity a unique and liberating breath of fresh air. Why? Because this world values the dominant, not the defeated.  Everything in this world cater to the beautiful people.  Our world says that for you to be valuable you must be healthy, attractive, prosperous and influential.  To be useful, you must become powerful.  The world and all its religions says, “you must become great before you can do great.” But the story of Jonah shows us that in God’s eyes, and in Christianity, weakness precedes usefulness.– Tullian Tchividjian


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