I wanted to find a family pic for this post because it’s about a passage I LOVE, and I feel like there’s lots of LOVE in this pic! 😍
I’m going through The Bible Recap alongside some dear friends, and I can’t seem to get caught up. Always a few days behind! But as Tara Leigh, the Bible Recap host, says, “you may be behind, but I believe you are right on time!”
In the reading and recap I did today, there was this beautiful passage from 2 Corinthians 12– “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. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
I LOVE this passage, and really fell in love with it even harder when we found out about Dempsey’s ears. We ALL have weakness, hardship, or calamity in one way or another. Since Demps has an “outward” weakness – lack of natural hearing – where everyone can see it in the form of his cochlear implants, yet all can see how JOYFUL that child is, I’m humbled and reminded that JOY and GOODNESS and really every other word describing the fruit of the spirit, can be present and thrive within the hard!
For THE SAKE OF CHRIST, we can be content, and I believe find great joy, in our weakness. Where we are weak, HE is strong!
Where we fall short, despite the circumstances, or when we feel “less than” for whatever reason, that is where God’s perfection picks up. We NEED Him!! What a joy to know that our God uses our weakness and shortcoming to further His name and His message! We were all fearfully and wonderfully made for a PURPOSE!
I get asked fairly often what it’s like to have a deaf kid. And truly, because of the goodness of God, I can humbly and honestly and wholeheartedly say what a JOY it a has been! This one “weakness” has grown our family in immeasurable ways and makes me realize that we can all, as scripture says, BOAST in our weakness because where we are weak, OUR GOD MAKES US STRONG!!