This verse has resonated in my ears a good three times today:
9And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest on me.
Not sure what I should make of this as of yet. Let me think.
Weakness is, I think, a realistic sense of inadequacy to perform a specific task. Weakness presents itself in multiple fashions; physically, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually. Paul was referring, most likely, to a physical weakness, although the principal remains: God works in human weakness.
Today, during a coffee date with a special someone, I was reminded by the immense grace of God that has kept me going in times of immense weakness – when my inadequacies have stared at me straight in the face, when it made much more logical sense to give up, quit, turn around, go another direction; somehow God’s grace has kept me.
As I write this I think about the challenge set before me as I was asked, this morning, to give a talk/lecture at a church where some of the greatest speakers/scholars/teachers have taught. To make matter even more daunting, one of the greatest theologians will likely be present during my talk.
As I prepare for this task, I can only hope in God’s promise, and believe that his power will be made perfect in my weakness.