In His Strength

I’m not exactly sure how it happened, but somehow, we ended up with over four hundred seventy-five children in our church’s Vacation Bible School this year. I am directing the preschool, and over one hundred of those are my preschoolers! All I can say is “Wow!”

While I am definitely pleased to have an influence for Christ over so many little lives this week, I am also a little fearful. Directing a program of this size is not easy. So many things can go wrong. So many important things can be forgotten. As I was thinking about this, I began to feel a little panicked. I do not know if I am capable of doing this. What if I mess up? What if I leave out something?

And then the words of Paul came to mind:

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 12:9-10

And I was reminded that it will not be done in my strength, but in the power of Christ. I am weak. I am tired. Sometimes I am unorganized. Often I am overwhelmed. But, Christ is all-powerful and His grace is sufficient. In fact, when I am weak, His power can shine through even more. Because then, it cannot be in done in my strength, only in His, and He will get the glory.

2 Responses to In His Strength
  1. Marti
    July 15, 2009 | 8:17 pm

    That is great what you are doing! When I taught children at Bible study no matter what, if I forgot something I always had cookies on hand to make up for it…they never knew any different. LOL

    Best of luck to you!

  2. Gwen Campbell
    July 28, 2009 | 10:42 pm

    I stumbled on your website researching 2 Cor. 12:9-10. It’s good to be reminded that it’s all about His glory. His grace is always sufficient, and He is always enough.