The Victorious Limp

Jesus’ physical, mental, and spiritual exhaustion did not damper his determination to remain faithful to God’s will.

Brennan Manning suggests that “the New Testament depicts another picture of the victorious life: Jesus on Calvary. The biblical image of the victorious life reads more like the victorious limp. Jesus was victorious not because He never flinched, talked back, or questioned; but having flinched, talked back, and questioned, He remained faithful” (Brennan Manning,The Ragamuffin Gospel[Colorado Springs: Multnomah Publishers, 1990],182). As believers we serve with that same victorious limp. Some of our greatest moments of ministry will come out of our greatest moments of pain. The determining factor is our willingness to remain ever faithful.