Happy San Jacinto Day! Find yourself a Treaty Oak, prop up your wounded leg, and relax in the shade, and sing The Yellow Rose of Texas while celebrating the Republic’s glorious victory.


Scripture tells us that God’s power is made perfect in weakness. I’m not sure I’m content to be weak. I think I mostly want God’s power to be revealed in my strength. I want the strong and important parts of my life to testify to the power of our God. I don’t think I’m good with being weak.

Strong? Yes! Productive? Absolutely! Competent? Oh, yeah!


Not so much.

See, the apostle Paul doesn’t have an inferiority complex when he acknowledges over and over in his letters how weak he is. He just gets it. He understands the truth.

God’s power was seen in Moses, not Pharaoh. And Pharaoh had all the military. God’s power was made perfect in David, not Goliath. And Goliath had all the technology. God’s power was experienced in Peter and John, not the Sanhedrin. And the Sanhedrin had all the votes.

God does everything through people who understand they are nothing and does nothing through people who think they are everything. Instead of hiding our weaknesses, we should probably embrace them, let more people see them. That is, after all, where our Lord does his best work.