Sunday, February 14, 2010

It's God, Not Us

This humbling list was at the end of an email forward my mom sent me. I found it a beautiful reminder of how--and through who--God works.

The next time you feel like GOD can't use YOU, just remember...

Noah was a drunk
Abraham was too old
Isaac was a daydreamer
Jacob was a liar
Leah was ugly
Joseph was abused
Moses had a stuttering problem
Gideon was afraid
Sampson had long hair and was a womanizer
Rehab was a prostitute
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
David had an affair and was a murderer
Elijah was suicidal
Isaiah preached naked
Jonah ran from God
Naomi was a widow
Job went bankrupt
John the Baptist ate bugs
Peter denied Christ
The Disciples fell asleep while praying
Martha worried about everything
The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once
Zaccheus was too small
Paul was too religious
Timothy had an ulcer....
AND Lazarus was dead!


  1. "Samson had long hair and was a womanizer."
    Does this mean I'm to assume these always go together?

    I didn't know Leah was ugly, either.

  2. Wow! Thanks for this :) A couple made me laugh. :D

  3. "perspective is a lovely hand to hold" - relient k