My HWN recently has been pondering on the strength I get from Christ.
I talked with some friends recently about vulnerability and being okay with weaknesses. We read some verses where Paul seems to be talking about this. He referenced a weakness that he asked the Lord to take from him…
And [the Lord] 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.
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. (2 Corinthians 12:7-10)
I’ve shared these verses on my blog before, and what stuck out to me this time was Christ’s power…
I don’t have to be strong, because He is.
I know I’m weak, but when the power of Christ rests upon me, although I’m weak then we’re strong :)
My uncle shared a story at my cousin’s wedding yesterday also along these lines — when the apostles were on the Sea of Galilee at one point, they saw someone walking towards them on the water. Peter asked that if it were Christ then would he bid Peter to come to Him on the water…
And [Christ] said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. (Matthew 14:28 – 30)
My uncle pointed out that we’re all metaphorically falling like Paul.
It’s not important that we’re falling… what’s important is that we reach.
We can choose to reach to Christ, and He can rescue us from our weaknesses and our falling.
p.s. This has been a wonderful weekend in California, particularly hanging out with my nieces…
And being at my cousin’s wedding :)