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Greater Works with Weaker Things and Persons
by ThresiaPaulose varghese
09/25/10
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God is all mighty. His ways are wonderful. He can turn greater results with simpler and weaker elements.

A story of two pots

There was a cyclonic wind. It was pouring in torrents. There was flood everywhere.
Many houses drowned. Things and living beings including humans were carried away by the flood. There was a copper pot and a mud pot in a house which were also washed away by the running water into a stream.

The copper pot looked at the mud pot and laughed. “Hei, mud pot, you are made of mud. You are so weak that this water will break you and kill you. Come near me, I can save you,” the copper pot said in a clinking voice.

The mud pot replied, “Thank you my friend for your concern. But I hope I can swim to the bank of this stream with the help of Providence.”

The mud swam slowly towards the bank and reached it. The copper pot also tried to swim. But water got filled into it and the copper pot was drowned.

God uses humble things

Humility is the greatest virtue appreciated by God. Pride is just the opposite that He dislikes very much.

Exaltation of the meek and humble

In the Holy Bible we can find a lot of examples for the exaltation of the meek and humble.

1) David was a weak shepherd who was called to be the Emperor of the Israelites.
2) The humble fishermen were called to be the Apostles of Christianity.
3) Mary, the “servant in her lowliness” residing in a remote village called Nazareth, was selected to be the mother of the Great Redeemer.
4) The Psalmist sings, “The stone rejected by the builders has become the keystone. This was the Lord’s doing and we marvel at it.” (Psalm 118: 22-23)
5) The people of were expecting Messiah from a greater place of pomp and power. That is why even Nathaniel asked, “Can anything come from Nazareth?”

Plenty of examples can be cited from the scriptures to show how God makes use of humble and simple things and persons for His wonderful works. Hence we should not judge persons by their appearance.


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Anita Johnson 26 Sep 2010
This describes so many of God's vessels even in this present day and age. It seems that unless one is wealthy and of high position, that no one wants to listen to them. This rings especially true in one's home town. The peson who God is using may feel rejected and like an offense,but at the same time it helps keep that servant humble.




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