Tuesday, July 03, 2007

...the Christian must never for one moment imagine himself to be indispensable to God, or allow himself to behave as if he were. The God who sent him, and is pleased to work with him, can do without him.
- J.I. Packer

I was reading around online and I found a passage by J.I. Packer. I really liked this quote, so I am putting it up on my blog. I really like the last line. It is scary to think about. I like it. It hits hard. You are just reading along the quote and BANG. It is like all of the sudden you become really really really small. And you see how you are worth nothing and don't deserve anything. But isn't that where we are always supposed to be. We are small. We are weak. We are nothing, but God loves us anyhow. That is the amazing thing. The part that should stand out in this quote is that God is pleased to send us and to work through us. Just thought I would let you all into my head for a while. Think about it. It is truly awesome!

3 comments:

sarah said...

hmm . . . makes me think of the man next to the pharisee bowing down . . . "have mercy on me, a sinner."

and from our local pulpit: "humility is not thinking little of yourself; it's not thinking of yourself at all."

Damien said...

faith, you are unusual in the best sense of that word.

faith said...

Yeah, I know, I am crazy.