GOD often seems to work with imperfect instruments.
Consider, for example, this biblical cast list: Noah was a drunk, Abraham was too old, Moses had a stutter, Gideon was afraid, Sampson was a womaniser, David had an affair and was a murderer, Isaiah preached naked, Jonah ran from God, Elijah was suicidal, John the Baptist ate bugs, Peter denied Christ, the disciples fell asleep while praying and Paul was a terrorist.
In the end, they changed by living outside the human expectations and inside the grace of God.
THEY were not imprisoned by their shortcomings, but dramatically transformed by faith. They knew they were most empowered when least encumbered.
Winston Churchill said the human story did not always unfold like a mathematical calculation on the principle that two and two make four. “Sometimes in life they make five or minus three; and sometimes the blackboard topples down in the middle of the sum and leaves the class in disorder and the pedagogue with a black eye.”
We only live once on this planet, but if we work it right, once is enough. We just have to realise that God often chooses the foolish things of the world to confuse the seemingly wise. The bottom line is that people are never perfect, but God’s love is.
If God really knows the numbers of the hairs of our head, then nothing can dim the light that shines within us, even if others can’t see it. Even if we sometimes can’t see it ourselves.