It is Enough!

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What if strength is not the primary attribute of God?

Psalm 48   1 Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised in the city of our God. His holy mountain, 2 beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion, in the far north, the city of the great King. 3 Within its citadels God has shown himself a sure defense. … 12 Walk about Zion, go all around it, count its towers, 13 consider well its ramparts; go through its citadels, that you may tell the next generation 14 that this is God, our God forever and ever. He will be our guide forever. (NRSV)

[Scripture quotation from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.]
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Psalms 48… in other words

Mount Zion is a thin place. 0n its heights, there is a Presence so palpable that you can almost taste it. Enemy kings, sensing that presence, have turned their armies around and headed for home. To help us access that presence, there is the temple, a physical representation of God. Its towers and fortifications speak to us of God’s strength and guidance.

Reflection

But what if strength is
not the primary requisite
of God.

What if God
is the essence
of the weak…

Could it be
that Yeshua’s
fundamental legacy
is kenosis
emptying his self
giving up his inheritance.

We want strength in our heroes
power in those we look up to
potency in that which we call God…
not clay feet
not weak hearts
not impotence.

If our heroes have clay feet,
and our leaders have weak hearts,
and God is impotent…
then we would have to stand up for ourselves
be responsible and make decisions
that chart the course of our lives.

Is it enough
that we have an unheard inner voice
an internal moral compass
that insists
that nudges
that calls?

Is it enough
that we name that lure
God? Perhaps.

Is it enough
that our response to the invitation
is the very presence of God in the world?

Yes!
It is enough.
It is enough to give life
enough to transform
enough to open hearts and minds
enough “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”

It is enough!

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