Weakness that turns the world upside down!

Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, three days’ journey in breadth. –Jonah 3:3

This could serve as a great motivational speech. Here is a city known for its brutality. It is great, yea, exceedingly great! This is David and Goliath re-told. The odds are against you. The magnitude of the opposition is evident. How can God break this army of barbaric men?

“Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.

That’s it! A message? But it’s too simple; too foolish, one might say. Too weak! Yes, too weak; the type of weakness that turns the world upside down. “Not by might or power, but by your Spirit.

This is what we have at this table: a meal that by all appearances seems weak: a little bread and wine. But by the Spirit, this meal becomes to us a meal of life and abundant life. Bread represents the body of our Lord. The wine represents the blood our Lord. The weakness of the crucified body and blood given for us is the means to transform the opposing army; to form us into obedient servants, so that the greatness and exceeding might of Nineveh will become the exceeding might of our blessed Lord Jesus.

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