Could it be true? Is it possible that the Almighty God actually desires the debilitated? Is He fondest of the faint? Could the Lord prefer people who are powerless?
What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all!(Romans 9:14, NIV)
God is fair and impartial.
OK, we get that. The Bible says so.
He doesn't care how great a person may be, and he pays no more attention to the rich than to the poor. He made them all.(Job 34:19, NLT)For God does not show favoritism.(Romans 2:11, NIV)
Despite what the popular (and somewhat irritating) tee shirts say, claiming “God loves everyone, but I’m His favorite,” the Holy One is wholly fair and adores each one of us more than we can imagine.
Still, is there something inherently special in God’s eyes about those who are feeble, fragile, infirm, rickety, shaky, spent, and even wavering?
After all, it is only when we are out of gas that we may be refilled.
Jim Cymbala expressed this idea thusly (in Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire: What Happens When God's Spirit Invades the Heart of His People):
God is attracted to weakness. He can’t resist those who humbly and honestly admit how desperately they need him. Our weakness, in fact, makes room for his power.
What a great God we love, who desires nothing more than to supply for our shortcomings, perfect our imperfections, and save us from ourselves.
by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
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