Power is Made Perfect in Weakness

I’m having my coffee, watching the birds at my kitchen window feeder.

There is this one little Black-capped Chickadee. He is the cutest thing. I noticed that he seems to be much braver than the other birds. He will come and just stay forĀ a long time, eating seed after seed. I wondered one time, what was different about him.

Then I noticed, he has deformed feet. They will not work, and he cannot hold the seeds so that is probably why he doesn’t fly off with them, but just eats all he can at the feeder. That is also why he is willing to take risks to get what he needs.

His weakness has made him stronger and braver than the other birds. I think maybe that is what Paul meant when he said about Jesus:

“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.