This morning – for multiple reasons – is quiet. I am quiet.
Anyway, I was going through the Children’s Catechism with Lina – and question 75 beautifully engaged my quiet consternation:
Q: Why do you need Jesus as your King?
A: Because I am weak and helpless.
There you have it. I am often asked – or pressed – as to why I am content proposing that we be weak Christians. Why not rather call people to be strong and righteous Christians?! My answer is simple – I am calling us to be who we are. Weak. Helpless. In need of a King that will be our strength (because we are not); who will be our righteousness (because we are not).
I need to meet my King in my unrighteous and helpless weakness all the time. It seems so obvious and clear and almost easy when I am quiet… Why am I not quieted all the time? This is where I find gospel peace. If Christ is truly King – then it is a hopeful quietness. Thank you Jesus my King.