by Beth Girard, Class of 2018
2 Corinthians 12:9
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in your weakness.”
These words, though few, speak loudly about how wonderful our God really is. I have never tried to memorize 2 Corinthians 12:9, but the words just stuck with me when I read them for the first time. Whenever I feel like I cannot accomplish something, I remember what these words promise – “My power is made perfect in your weakness.” Through my weak spots He is able to thrive, and that is so comforting, and quite frankly, a necessary thing to remember as I walk through my extremely imperfect life filled to the brim with weaknesses. We are reminded that we are saved by grace through faith as a gift of God in Ephesians 2:8. God’s grace is all we need. Because of that irresistible grace, we are saved. Without it, well, we all wouldn’t have the happy ending everybody dreams about having.
“We need to remember that God’s gift to us is greater than anything placed under the tree, no matter how beautifully it may be wrapped.”
Throughout the years, I have discovered the true importance of remembering that God’s grace is a gift. We don’t need to do anything in order to earn His love and grace, it is given to us. Especially during Christmas time, the word gift is thrown around like it doesn’t mean anything other than a brown paper package tied up with string; however, we need to remember that God’s gift to us is greater than anything placed under the tree, no matter how beautifully it may be wrapped. I know you’ve heard it a million times before–Jesus is God’s present to the whole world so that we might be saved. His present to us, also known as the absolute greatest present there ever was, is that by grace, through faith, we are able to say that through our weaknesses, His power is made completely perfect.
The gift of Christmas–the gift of Jesus is one that can be given all year-round. To find out more about how our school is rooted in God’s word, click here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.