That is why, for Christ’s sake,
I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties.
For when I am weak,
then I am strong.
~ 2 Corinthians 12:10
The grave is empty.
The body is gone.
Jesus’ body never decayed.
Instead, Christ “exploded” from the grave! VICTORIOUS!
Death is defeated!
The resurrection proves that 2 Corinthians 12:10 is true! We can delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. Isn’t that precisely what Jesus, Himself went through? And look what happened!
Death was conquered.
The grave didn’t have the last word!
The word translated “strong” at the end of 2 Corinthians 12:10 seems significant. It is the Greek word from which we get the word “dynamite.” Paul declared confidently that when he was weak, he was DYNAMITE. This is the power of the resurrection alive in him.
This same power is available to you and to me to enable us to DELIGHT in–not just endure–weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions and difficulties. Because of the DYNAMITE of the RESURRECTION, we, too, are explosively powerful when we are in a humble, needy state. Again, God’s ways are not our ways…when we feel we are at our worst, it is then, that we are right where we need to be…prepared for Resurrection power.
The Resurrection proves once and for all that in the moments of greatest “weakness”–when defeat seems evident–the final word is not in. In fact, when all seems impossible, it is then that a stage is set for a display of the greatest power–the moment is ripe for a most amazing miracle.