I can be angry, kind, lustful, peaceful, joyous, morose, and a whole gamut of things that don’t make any sense or seemingly even fit together.
So can you.
I bring skills and experience, life and wisdom. There are actually some things that I am pretty good at (I know! Shocker!)
So do you. So are you.
But really, compared to God’s strength, wisdom, greatness, purity, holiness, love, I have nothing. I am nothing.
Today, we hear so much about a child’s potential. That if they put their mind to it, they can do anything. That if we come together in world peace and tolerance, we can fix this world. If we read this book, attend this conference, change our perspective, we too can be happy and fulfilled.
In medical terms we refer to this as Taurus faecus.
I bring nothing. I am nothing. I have nothing.
And then our world changes.
We come to the cross of Jesus, our Savior. We lay our nothing down. We submit our hearts to Him. We ask Him to live through us. And then, we experience real freedom, real power, real love.
Not the horror of addiction, the stringing together of feel good moments that leave us empty. Not the shaky, broken foundation of my strength, my control of my world and its circumstances. Not the selfish, me-centered, fearful heart of my passions.
REAL FREEDOM! REAL POWER! REAL LOVE! And with them, REAL PEACE!
I’ve got nothing. Praise God, my life doesn’t end with me!