Strength in Weakness
Posted under The Rectory Bulletin
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
There are times when a parent has things to do, jobs to be done. Life is hurtling by at a hundred miles an hour, and you hear a small, lisping voice utter those dread words: “can I help”? A large-eyed, small child looks up hoping that what you are after is the constructive help of a four-year old as you are fixing that gutter.
In life there are jobs which you are qualified to do, and those which should leave well alone. I’m pretty good at conducting a wedding, but am not be trusted with open-heart surgery. All that blood just makes my head light and a bit woozy (I’m talking about the operating theatre). I’m not entirely sure what goes on inside a human body, and what goes where. In fact, I am sure that if I operated on you I would find out that - after I have sewn you back up - there are parts left over.
Stick to what you know. If you meddle in something above your pay grade, you’ll quickly find out why you were not promoted in the first place.
So leave God’s business to God. Acknowledge your own weakness, and allow God to shine though. In fact boast in your weaknesses, as those are precisely the areas of your life where you know your need of God.
“‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”