Giants are known for their size. They are many times portrayed as fierce and dangerous to encounter. Many child hood fairy-tales when I was a child would equate giants with monsters who hid out in secluded areas away from society. Most people were afraid of them and did not want to be around them. They were generally displayed as having super-human strength and great power, which rarely lose battles. However I would like to talk to you today about a different kind of giant.
• Somebody whose talents or achievements are particularly outstanding.
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
Humility gives birth to gentle giants. These giants are taller and bigger on the inside than the outside. Their strength flows out of their submission to God. Their courage is a product of the Mighty hand of their Lord. They are not insecure in their submission to others but readily welcome every opportunity to put others needs before their own. They use their strength and power to help not to tear down and hurt. They are gentle giants and they live among us every day. They are committed to kindness and are a dangerous enemy to fear. They stand far above others in their loyalty and work. They are gentle giants whose height in life is a result of their submission to God and His word. They are lifted up by God Himself for all to see a display of His power resulting from humility.
So be diligent to resist that pride and keep it defeated way under your feet. True giants are the creation of supernatural humility.
Amen, let's all be Gentle Giants*ReplyDelete