Tuesday, March 22, 2005

There was given to me

a thorn in the flesh,
the messenger of Satan to buffet me,
lest I should be exalted above measure.

For this thing I besought the Lord thrice,
that it might depart from me.

And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect in weakness.

Most gladly therefore
will I rather glory in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities,
in reproaches, in necessities,
in persecutions, in distresses
for Christ's sake:
for when I am weak,
then am I strong.
2 Corinthians 12:7b-10