And he said unto me, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:8. (KJV)
We all like to be strong, look strong, and feel strong. Yet, there are times during our lives on this eatth that we feel anything but strong.
As we watch a parent or grandparent age, we are brought to terms with our own potential for frailty. An aging parent may contemplate the contrast between their younger, stronger years and now.
Some yearn for the simple pleasures that seem to have taken wings and flown away—simple things like jumping in the car and going shopping by themselves, or taking an evening stroll around the neighborhood.
And yet, God tells us in His word that His grace is sufficient for us because His strength is made perfect in weakness. In 2 Corinthians, Paul goes a step further by saying that he would gladly consider his infirmities a source of honor “that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
I have a friend who lives this out on a daily basis. Although she has infirmity in her body, her spirit shines forth with the strength and power of Christ. She is an example to me of what this scripture truly means!
May God bless each of us with the grace to be an example of His great strength being made perfect in weakness.