The experience with weakness … as I get older and especially now as I see my parents frail health … hits hard. So very hard. But it does link me with Jesus.
"Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested." Hebrews 2:18
"This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin." Hebrews 4:15
"And he is able to deal gently with ignorant and wayward people because he himself is subject to the same weaknesses." Hebrews 5:2
Weakness here is not sin. Jesus was sinless.
Isn't it, rather, the certainty that all will suffer? Isn't it the certain profound inability that we have to do or protect, even with great effort, what we wanted, what we determined, what we knew would bring completeness?
That leaves this question on the table. Will you accept suffering, letting her be your teacher and guide? Has it occurred to you that, despite your best efforts, you might not get the future you most desire, or to live with easy clarity or assurance or even ward off pain, shame or inner anguish?
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Hi Don,You and your family are very much in our thoughts and prayers.Your article in the newspaper this week and your reflections on your blog confirms a seeking heart and a desire to be present with God and other people even in the darker moments. May God bless and keep you in the midst of all that is happening currently.Love, Jamie and Bill