Monday, July 29, 2013

God Sees our Incredible Potential

“The angel of the LORD appeared to him and said, “Mighty hero, the LORD is with you!”” (Judges 6:12 NLT)
“And I tell you, you are Peter [Greek, Petros—a large piece of rock], and on this rock [Greek, petra—a huge rock like Gibraltar] I will build My church, and the gates of Hades (the powers of the infernal region) shall not overpower it [or be strong to its detriment or hold out against it].” (Matthew 16:18 AMP)

When God calls a man; He looks at him not as he is, but as he can be. When the angel of the Lord greeted Gideon, he called him a mighty hero and pointed out that the Lord was with him. After Peter confessed Jesus as Lord, Jesus called him a rock and said that he would build his church on the rock. Jesus saw what Peter would become.

CS Lewis said, "Remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you may talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree, helping each other to one or other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilization—these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit— immortal horrors or everlasting splendors."

So, as I imitate Christ,  how can I keep that perspective? What helps you see the potential in the people that you meet?

1 comment:

  1. I think about what would have happened to me if Christ did not invade my life. If he could use an evil self centred person like me what will he do with others.