Daily Meditations Published by IT Fellowship of North America & Europe Diocese of Mar Thoma Church
Friday, January 26, 2018
Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Vs. 3 a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly
burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice.
“How can God use
someone like me? “ – I have asked that question, may be you have as well.
D. L. Moody’s total
schooling was equivalent to a 5th grade education today. At age 18, when
he attempted to join a Congregational Church, he failed a simple test of
Bible knowledge administered by the deacons. His sermons were full of
grammatical mistakes. But these handicaps did not prevent God from using
him to shake two continents.
In today’s Bible
portion the people of Israel are being told what the Messiah would be
like – He would be gentle, not arrogant and aggressive. Israelites were
waiting for a military leader to save them. No one asked for a gentle
suffering servant, so when Jesus came they couldn't accept him. They
couldn't see the strength in His weakness and the victory in His defeat.
He will not break the “bruised reed” and will not
extinguish the “dimly burning wick”. “Bruised reed” and “dimly burning
wick” are signs of our frailty.
Jesus didn't come for the perfect reeds and the brightly
burning wicks, he came for the broken and his ministry brought healing
and wholeness. You never see Him ridiculing the weak instead he strengthens
them. You see Him heal the sick and at times He puts his arms around and
whispers “My grace is sufficient for you”.
When you feel broken
and bruised or burned out in your life, God won’t step on you or toss you
aside as useless but will gently pick you up. He is not done with you,
trust Him, he is at work.
Lord, thank you for
reminding us that you never give up on us. Amen
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
God can accomplish
far more in our weakness
Binu T. Jose, St.
Thomas MTC, Lombard, IL Christian
Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church