Today’s Scripture Selection: Isaiah 53:7

I don’t like to think of myself as “meek.”

I prefer to see myself as:

  • Competent
  • Strong
  • Exertive
  • Possessing Leadership Qualities
  • Successful
  • And a whole lot of other “modern” personality traits we associate with being a capable human being.

Meek?  I don’t think so – even in my quiet, contemplative, caring, moments.

Then I think of this picture of Jesus:

“He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth, he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.”

And I am stunned into silence myself.  Jesus was “meek” in this most powerful of ways.  And where would I be – where would we all be – had he chosen another way?

Strength has nothing to do with never being meek.  In fact, real strength may be exhibited by “meekness” as defined by scripture.

So, “Blessed are the meek.”  May God help me to become one of his more meek followers and so become more Christ-like.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for modeling true meekness – and incomparable strength and courage – even on the cross.  AMEN.

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