Strength in the Journey
“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 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. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties.
For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
~2 Corinthians 12:8-10 (NIV)
The power of Christ is present among us. It is everywhere we turn. Christ is within us and outside of us. God sent Jesus into the world that we might know Him through the gift of the Holy Spirit.
I pray for you this day to receive the blessing of the Holy Spirit. In your struggles may you feel His presence. In your joy may you share the good news. In all times, search after the One who knows your every need.
In 2 Corinthians 12:8-10, Paul reminds us that Christ’s grace is sufficient for getting us through every hardship. Paul says that when he is weak, he is the strongest because he is in God’s hands.
We too can remain strong as we gather virtually, pray in community, and visit by phone. We can remind each other of the hope we have through Jesus. Despite what the news says about our world, “our cup is very full!”
Psalm 139:1-6 tells us that God has searched us and knows us. Let God know everything about you. Let God know you by heart.
As we continue to move through a time of uncertainty, we depend on Christ to lead our way. The task force that is considering the many things that must be done before and after we re-open our church doors for in-person worship and small group gatherings continues to meet. We covet your prayers and we want you to know that we have each of you in mind as we discuss and plan for how we can more safely be together again. As we prepare for that day, let us continue to be the church that loves and invites others to a relationship with Christ.