God’s World of Opposites

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It is no wonder that so much of the world has no use for God.  Many of the things that we value in this world, money, power, ambition, strength, have no place in God’s world.  Our God is a God of opposites.  Here are a few examples:

‘Blessed are the poor, the meek, those who mourn’…….blessed? Matt 5: 3-10

‘For my strength is made perfect in weakness’ 2 Corin 12:9

‘….Go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven’ Mark 10:21

‘So the last will be first, and the first will be last’ Matt 20:16

And, who would ever think

that forgiving someone who hurt you would set you free?

that even though we have dominion over all living things (Genesis 1:28),  there is so much to be learned from them

that the all-powerful, all-knowing Creator would enter our world as a helpless baby

that joy can dwell side-by-side with sorrow

that Love is as much a noun as it is a verb

and my favorite (at the moment):

When we are alone…..we are really least alone.

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