Strengthen Your Weakness
You all know the words we've been singing since we were children. Even my 3 year old has known the whole song since she was under 2: "Jesus loves me, this I know; for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong; they are weak, but He is strong". I emboldened that last line because it seems to be the one that we neglect or doubt the most. Sure, we remember that Jesus loves us, that we belong to Him, and that He is strong and mighty. But we forget or disregard the reality of what His strength means for us. The conjunction "but" in the middle of that line is the key. It's not just that we are weak, or that He is strong; it's that His strength DIRECTLY impacts our weaknesses. We get down on ourselves because we are weak or lacking something we need, BUT He is strong. He's the answer EVERY time we feel weak or ill-equipped to do what He has called us to do. In fact, it's precisely because we are weak that His strength becomes known to ourselves and to those around us. This week, both at Friendship's physical location and also at Camp Yolijwa where we gather for our church retreat, we will talk about how we must "Strengthen Our Weakness" by fixing our eyes on Jesus and turning to Him when we are in trouble. Are you feeling weak? Stop trying to strengthen it any other way but in Jesus. Join us for this important and much needed reminder!