Wednesday, August 01, 2007

feeble knees

Last night I came across Hebrews 12:12, "Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed."

I had just gotten back from a trying evening at work and I felt emotionally beat down. This verse reminded me of the importance of relying on God to keep me strong and the importance of having Christian fellowship for encouragement and for building a person up.

Sometimes I forget why God instigated the church and why Christian fellowship is important. What's so great about hanging out with more sinners? What's so great, I realized, is that these sinners know the truth and our Christian friends can give us support, encouragement, and wisdom that God has given them.

I think that's also why Ecclesiastes 4:10 says, "For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up."

Thursday, March 22, 2007


With green leaves unfurling, pink flowers budding, and the birds waking up from the winter, I can hardly believe that spring is here with summer closely on its heels. I'm two-thirds through my school semester and although I'm enjoying the sunshine, I am so ready for spring break (which starts Saturday!).

A recent focus in our last school chapel was reconnecting with God. During that time I felt that I really should be just resting in God and finding comfort in the complete control He has over my life. I'm tired, but I am confident about where He has me for the summer. He has clearly shown me the path--I just need to follow.

Matthew 11:28-29

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."