Wouldn’t it be funny to do a flash mob of zombies when people started filing out of the theater after watching World War Z?
Hi-lar-i-ous…until moviegoers started getting out the tire irons.
(I actually considered chomping my teeth at someone passing by me but chickened out.)
But I digress. The movie was a good zombie movie as zombie movies go, but there was a conversation that I’m sure stuck in many of our minds.
The doctor who may have a cure to the zombie “disease” states:
“Mother nature is a serial killer. No one’s better or more creative. Like all serial killer she can’t help the urge to wanna get caught. What good were all the brilliant crimes if no one take credits? So she leaves crumbs. Now the hard part…where you spend a decade at school, is seeing the crumbs for the clues they are. Sometimes the thing you thought was the most brutal aspect of the virus turns out to be the chink in its armor. And she loves disguising her weaknesses as strengths.”
Basically, to recap, what we see as a strength in our enemy is actually their weakness.
My enemy is Satan. So, I think about the perceived strengths of his army. My first thought is the media. His sure seems to have this one in his grasp, right? There seems to be no real in-road to taking over the media for Christ.
But according to science’s assessment of how nature operates, we can assume that the rules apply to the universe and all the creatures therein, including spiritual beings.
Perceived strength = actual weakness.
Mother nature agrees, but does the Bible?
Consequently, in the Bible, we have a quote similar but on the opposite end of the spectrum.
“2 Corinthians 12:9-11 (NIV)
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
If Strength = Weakness, then as math goes (and I’m no mathematician) then Weakness = Strength.
A=B, then B=A, right?
Mother nature is corroborated by the Bible.
This leads to my assertion that we can freely look upon ourselves and our perceived weakness knowing that it is strength because Christ’s power may abound. Then we must look upon our perceived strengths with a balanced viewpoint that it may be our downfall instead.
I know in my own life I do not trust in God in the areas I think I am strong in, for I arrogantly think I don’t need his help. But, it is the areas where I am weak he can thrive because I know I cannot do it without his help.
What are your weaknesses? What are your strengths?
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