Tuesday, January 15, 2013

With a what ?

 When he came to Lehi, the Philistines came shouting to meet him. Then the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon him, and the ropes that were on his arms became as flax that has caught fire, and his bonds melted off his hands. And he found a fresh jawbone of a donkey, and put out his hand and took it, and with it he struck 1,000 men. And Samson said,
    “With the jawbone of a donkey,
        heaps upon heaps,
    with the jawbone of a donkey
        have I struck down a thousand men.”
(Judges 15:14-16 ESV)

When I read this I laughed. I mean seriously, this dude Samson beat down some guys with a jawbone of a donkey. Lol. I would hate to be the Philistines descendants of those guys who got beat. I imagine the conversation to the grand kids would go something like this "soo grandma how did papa go " "Papa (insert hebrew type name) was beat down by a man with long hair wearing barely anything wielding a donkey jawbone" God will come in at the most unexpected times and using the most unexpected things to make his name known. As scripture says in 1 Corinthians 1:27-29 "But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God."

Keep that in mind when you feel like a big bag of sighs, wait on God and he will use you. Have faith in him he will always hold you and keep you safe. Maybe you knew that already. But in all reality writing this probably encouraged me more than you, and if you feel encouraged that's great. Like they say your smile makes me smile. Your encouragement encourages me.
Have a great night.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this humbling reminder. We get so excited about big things we forget the little things. :-)