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August 16, 2019 by Karen Woodard (North Carolina, USA)
Karen's son Jackson

I wrote today’s meditation when my son was much younger. I felt obliged to ask his permission to share this story, which he graciously granted. It’s not easy to reveal something about yourself that you or others might perceive as a weakness. Learning difficulties have, unfortunately and unfairly, come to have a stigma associated with them. I don’t know why that is. Truthfully, we all have something with which we struggle. But I think we are made strong if we don’t give up, if we trust in God when we seek God’s help, if we keep a heart of thanksgiving, and if we make the most of any situation. I’m thankful to my son Jackson for allowing me to share his example.  

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. — 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)

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