“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 about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9, NIV
I LOVED being at our home church yesterday. I had missed the Sunday before, so that leaves a hole in my heart for our church family.
The worship team helped me RUN into the embrace of Jesus. The missionaries expanded my heart by their vision - helping the deaf and hard of hearing in China - water filters supplied in one country - a surgical suite installed in another - nurses going to volunteer to provide medical care for children in yet another - familiar faces from our church family getting ready to go back to Cambodia. Expanding the tent stakes - expanding our hearts...
But, one thing still sounds loud in my heart. Someone described a picture they were seeing during worship of all kinds of containers with cracks and holes in them. Those containers were us. Some people thought they couldn't be a 'usuable' container because of those cracks, but the word she was given was this - God can always fill us faster than the leaks in our container. The only thing that can stop us is - - - - us. WE can decide He can't use us like we are, and WE can say no. But the strong word was - HE fills us and continues to fill us and fills us faster than our weakness leaks.
I love that.
Will He heal our wounds, our cracks and holes. Yes. But meanwhile HE SAYS that His power is made perfect in weakness.