The Beauty of Weakness
Posted by addisethiopia on October 11, 2013
Thanks to Claudia Tolar for this beautiful post
II Corinthians 12:8b-10 – “Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weakness, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
There is a beauty to weakness that the world simply does not behold. It is an astounding beauty, in the eyes of God, as He views the insufficiency of man reaching upward to Him, The All Sufficient One. It is a display of pure majesty, as that which has bowed low is royally exalted in due season.
There is demonstrated a beauty in the absence of pride, in humble acknowledgment of the inefficiencies of natural ability, in light of the divine omnipotence of The Eternal One. He delights and cherishes in the uniting and intertwining of weak humanity with the Creator of the Universe. It is a place where God and man become one. It is a glorious beauty that gives honor to the One whom honor is due.
The beauty of weakness embraces the truth that without Him, we can do nothing.
It places us in our rightful place and God in His. He is the One whose love did not withhold His only Son, so that through Him, He supplied the way to do all things through Christ which strengthens us.
It brings man to the knowledge that “He is God and we are not.” Human weakness, despised by man, scorned by the arrogant great, is cherished in the sight of an adoring God, who knows well that we are but dust.