1 Corinthians 1.17-25
God's strength looks like weakness at first glance...
[Read 'The Friday' by Martin Wroe from When You Haven't Got a Prayer...]
...including the lines:
- ... for a man of faith, who wanted others to put theiur faith in him,
you sometimes seemed plagued with self-doubt.
Perhaps you became an atheist for a little while.
Can God become an atheist?
(Is a god with an identity crisis an agnostic,
a god who ceases to believe in himself,
...but the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.
What Jesus did on The Friday illustrates the weakness of God: the weakness of God which, somehow, strangely, is stronger than our strength.
Reflect on what we see as strong....
Allow ourselves to see the possibility of a different sort of strength,
made perfect in a kind of weakness,
demonstrated to us by God in Jesus on The Friday....