It was on the island that she knew. Walking up that mountain path alone, the island breeze gently stroking the skin, she calls out to Abba and she hears the whisper. “Your greatest strength, my child, is that you know you’re weak.”
And it is a funny thing, to think that weakness, helplessness, utter need, could ever be anything but a handicap…that it could actually be a gift.
She pondered it trekking up that mountain. With so many unknowns and with her baby boy days away from having both eyes cut on and with change looming large and with sheer weakness, she treks.
And in a world of pretensions and appearances and comparison and insecurity, a world where she feels small and inadequate and never enough, she knows it’s backwards to really believe that weakness is a strength.
But she reads Words and Words take root and things become simple again.
“Abiding in Christ is just meant for the weak and so beautifully suited to their feebleness. It is not the doing of some great thing and does not demand that we first lead a holy and devoted life. No, it is simply weakness entrusting itself to a Mighty One to be kept, the unfaithful one casting self on One who is altogether trustworthy and true.”
Andrew Murray, Andrew Murray on Prayer
And she knows it deep and true. This weakness? It’s a gift. She leans hard on the Savior and she abides in Strength and she knows her greatest asset is weakness.
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