2 Corinthians 12:9-10

“He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.’
So I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.  Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.”
Content in weakness? Um, I don’t think so.
I like to get things done.  I like to be strong.
But there are a lot of things that I can’t do much about.
I know two people on hospice right now.
It is heartbreaking.  More than anything, I wish that these lovely people and families didn’t have to go through this process of the end of life.
And yet, this verse from Paul’s 2nd letter to the Corinthians keeps coming to mind:
That God’s power is made perfect when we are at our weakest.
I think people sometimes wonder why we seem to notice God more in the hard moments and less in the good ones.  I think this is why…
God’s grace is most obvious when we are weak,
God’s strength is most felt when we don’t have our own.
So today, I hope you find some time to join me in praying that God might join us in our weakness, to remind us that God’s grace is now and always will be more than enough for us.

AMEN.

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