Strength in Weakness

Especially Made

This afternoon, I was reading Feminine Appeal by Caroline Mahaney*, and she quotes the following story by Pastor Robert D. Jones:

The story is told of a dad who asked his young son to lift a very heavy object, a weight far beyond the little boy’s capacity. The object would not budge. “Try again, son.” The boy tried again with no success. “Son, you’re not using all your strength.” The boy tried again, but still the object would not move. “Son, you’re still not using all your strength.”
“Oh, Daddy, Daddy, I’m trying,” grunted the boy as he strained at the immovable object. “I’m using all my strength.”
“No, you’re not, son,” replied the father. “You haven’t asked me to help!” **

weights [DSC00349]Aren’t we like the boy in the story? We try to carry so many heavy burdens. Our legs feel like they would snap at the sheer weight of…

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  1. Thank you for reblogging my post! I have already met some wonderful people! Have a wonderful Resurrection Day!


  2. ‘Love that scripture! Thank you for the reminder that our weaknesses can actually be part of our witness, as we allow the glory of God’s power to shine through us. Others can’t help but notice, if they’re paying the least bit of attention!

    May you have a glorious Easter — HE IS RISEN!


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