Just as Moses lifted up the tree with a snake on it in the desert, and there was healing
So was the Son of Man lifted on the cross and there was healing
Healing for our infirmities
Healing for the hurting and for the nations
As Jesus is lifted up He will draw men to himself
People from all nations and from all races
People from all walks of life
Jesus we lift your name
Gideon – a great man of war?
David – a shephard boy as a king?
Moses – a fugitive as a great leader and a brillant administrator
Elijah – and after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. A still small voice?
Nehemiah – “What they are building—even a fox climbing up on it would break down their wall of stones!”
Gideon – “The people with you are too many for me to give the Midianites into their Hand… ” too many?
Do not despise the day of small beginnings
Seemingly weak people
Seemingly insignificant people
God often shows His power by using the small and insignificant things
Not big numbers
He uses what others consider “sily” or “simple”
The wooden cross
Where our saviour was hung
Now a symbol of salvation and redemption
Blood shed , souls saved
His blood santifies
Praise be to God our Lord
The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in the times of trouble
Simple things… foolish things…
Psalm 8:2 (ESV)
Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.
The praises from the mouths of babes
Nursing babies as it were
Their sound causing meyhem in the enemies camp!
No wonder He wants to destroy the unborn
Their praises raise as incense to the most high God
As war rages on against the righteous in Christ
The praises of nursing babies raise to our God
Cause confusion in the enemy’s camp
Simple and powerful praise
Victory in Jesus
© Catherine Maina 2020