Lord, help me to understand. Why must we have thorns in the flesh? I know we are human and if life was perfect our human size brain would get too big for our heads and explode and make a mess. There would be no one to clean up the mess because everyone would feel too holy and be like, hey, (insert snap fingers and side to side head/neck wave here) that's not my job.
So, I get it in that way. We don't want to exalt ourselves and get too big for our faith britches. We must remain humble to seek your answer for our lives. Well, that's kinda what I get from one of your Bible lessons.
Is it the same for us all, this reason for the thorn? I know we question why and wouldn't good health create us into more useful servants? Seriously, what can we do from hospital beds, prisons, injuries, addictions...whatever? These are questions I long to sit with you and see through your eyes one day.
I know that unless we have these "thorn stories" to share we have no connective and compassion filled ministry.
I don't pretend to understand your divine ways. I know you give me your Word. I trust that. It is through the thorns that we bleed or it is through the thorns that we find protection, your protection. It is our choice.
My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. 1 Corinthians 12:9a
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 12:10
Fresh Find: How about this fun tray filled with a surprise for those good friends? Fun!