A Day in Church with Jesus
by Kathleen Angell
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There is a song,
Let the weak say I am strong, let the weary, go on rejoicing, let the barren, leap for joy, ...this is the Day, He has made, and I will rejoice!
I was at church today and realized that today I am weak. I am weak going in and among people I don't know when I am dry and down. I had a hard time going, and would have had a hard time staying, but I wanted so to be obedient to sharing love, though it is very hard for my own person to do so when weak.
I'm not in my element. It is not with my grain. But the Lord, He is Good!
It came to me that it is in my weakness that I can look for the Lord's Overcoming...
It is not when I am strong on my own, in my own natural element, but when I am weak that I am strong, because it is there that I see the Lord's strength prevail.
A woman got up with a Word today after I was thinking on the weakness being okay, feeling encouragement to me in the Lord while thinking on these things, ...she got up right after and gave a most beautiful and heartfelt Word from the Lord. It went right with what I was feeling. That to feel weak is okay.
It being the place of where I must know the Lord's strength, and that is real strength is what I saw and felt. We become in that place of weakness, filled with His strength, and that is to share.
She said in her Word, it is okay to be weak. Like the ones that are in need one time, and the other's being strong at that time, we are there for one another building one another up.
The Pastor had a thought that he brought from the Lord, also, that went a long way.
He was speaking of a family that felt that they had nothing in common.
I laughed out loud. I felt a little embarressed, but the truth is, the Lord has worked that understanding in me in my own home. It doesn't matter what two people have in common, if they have the Lord. He will unite us in Him. There is more joy in that than in anything else of the natural element.
In my family it doesn't matter what we have in common in the natural or not, God gives to us through Jesus Christ a Whole New Life, and we have everything in common there. That is where the Most precious life is.
But what I failed to realize that he pointed out and I can rejoice in, as this is new territory for me, is...I thought I too had nothing in common with this church.
But I know by faith, that it doesn't matter in my natural family and neither should it matter in this spiritual family, it is Christ that binds us together.
I don't have to like anyone,or they me, or have a natural tendency toward anyone.
All I really need is to look to Jesus who will bring it to pass, hallelujah!
It is in Him we are risen, in Him we have new life, and in Him is our strength and in Him is our common goal and unity.
He is well able, and it is in that life, His Life, that we find real and true and blessed reward, the Life of Jesus Christ, our Lord.
He is everything to live for!
Sincerely, Kathleen Angell
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That is why it is a command to love one another. We have to do all that it takes and that is having Jesus in our lives. Only then can we truly love one another. Its just impossible in the flesh. God bless! Janice