Tuesday, November 10, 2009

They are weak but He is strong. . . .

What does one do when you learn a friend's daughter has given birth
to twin boys who weigh just under and over 2 #?

You knit hats, if you know how!

And so, I searched for preemie hat patterns for their wee little heads to keep them warm as they grow and develop in the neonatal intensive care unit. . .
not an easy task given their wee sizes.

As I searched for patterns, I prayed for them.

As I purchased yarn, I prayed for them.

As I knit, I pray for them.

It is a way to help, a means of caring when you can not hold them,
hug them, touch them, and yearn for them to grow and develop into godly men.

And when the hats are completed,
I will contact the friend who will take them to these grandsons.

Not everyone is strong, not everyone is able to care for themselves, and so as believers and followers of Jesus Christ, we watch for and offer help to those who are weak. Our world boasts of strength, leaders, not followers, not weak. . . . the Word tells us otherwise.

Have you ever sung the song Jesus loves me? Did you ever sing all the verses? They are amazing!!!! I offer them to you before I close, may they minister to you, dear reader.

Jesus loves me!

This I know,

For the Bible tells me so.

Little ones to Him belong;

They are weak but He is strong.

Jesus loves me!
Loves me still,
Tho I'm very weak and ill,
That I might from sin be free,
Bled and died upon the tree.

Jesus loves me!
He who died
Heaven's gate to open wide;
He will wash away my sin,
Let His little child come in.

Jesus loves me!
He will stay
Close beside me all the way.
Thou hast bled and died for me;
I will henceforth live for Thee.

Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

--Anna B. Warner, 1820 -1915

Truth For Life

And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle,
encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
1 Thessalonians 5:14

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