“…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.”2 Corinthians 12:9
You’ve probably heard by now that my daughter, Elise, has just become a mother. I was picking up some last-minute things for her last night at Target when I heard a woman on the same aisle say to her daughter, “I can’t believe all the cool things they have for moms nowadays!” However, all those choices create stress for new moms. Which, of the dozens of baby bottles available, is the best for my baby? What brand of diapers or pacifiers or car seats should I get? So many choices!
“Relax!” I want to tell Elise. “Just love your baby, protect her the best you know how and let God take care of the rest.”
As women, we try so hard to be a wife, a mother, an employee, a friend, and fulfill all the other roles we have accepted without complaining or admitting it can all be so overwhelming! But if we pretend we have it all together, how will our children learn to lean on God whose power is made perfect in our weakness?
There is nothing in this world more perfect and at the same time more weak than a newborn baby. Yet, they can remind us that we’re only part of Creation’s story. The Author will handle the happy endings.
Father God. Thank you for those moments in life when we are awestruck by one of your miracles. Help us never to forget to honor those moments with our thanks and praise. In Jesus’s Name, Amen!
Offered by Carol Madere
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