Editor’s Letter

October 2013 - Editor
by Lori Hatcher

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October 2013 - Editor

“Christianity is for weak people who need a crutch,” my boss once said to me. As a still wet-behind-the-ears baby Christian, I didn’t know how to respond. My faith was infantile, and my experience embryonic. I hadn’t been part of the family of God long enough to dispute the validity of his words, but now, almost 30 years later, I’d love a chance to exchange thoughts with him.

I’d tell him he was right, that Christianity is for weak people—people who recognize that apart from God’s work in us, we have little ability to be wise, self-controlled, selfless, and pure. Without God’s strength, we lack peace, courage, confidence, and purpose. Sometimes it takes all the power available to us in Christ to love our neighbors as ourselves, parent our children well, and be the husband or wife our spouse needs. Weakness often overshadows our days and clings to the fabric of everything we attempt.

And it is then, in our weakness and frailty, that we remember the words of the Lord through the Apostle Paul: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Cor. 12:9). Even the mighty apostle Paul recognized that he was weak.

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