Working at Cross International, I get to hear stories about amazing men and women following the call of God on their lives all over the world. And recently, I heard the story of Sarah Holsombeck, an American who moved to Haiti with her husband to work as a missionary teacher at the Togetherness In Christ Orphanage. Since arriving at the orphanage, she has seen God perform miracles in the lives of her students. In a recent letter to Cross International, she wrote:
The beautiful, redemptive hand of God can found all over that school and in the minds and hearts of our students. He has taken the seemingly hopeless situations of many children and has redeemed their lives for his glory. Despite my own weaknesses and insecurities, he has still used me to help these kids grow and learn in the school.
Sarah’s humble words remind me of Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 12:9, “But he said to me, ‘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.”
Isn’t it amazing God can take our weaknesses and use them for his glory? All we have to do is be obedient to his call on our lives, and he does the rest. Because Sarah followed God to Haiti, lives have been transformed. Not all of us have been called to move to Haiti, but as Christians, we have all been called to be obedient to God despite our weaknesses. What about you? How are you going to give glory to God through your weaknesses today?