Letter To Our Children

by Pastor Joe | August 30, 2023 | Letters To Our Children


August 30, 2023

(Uzziah) was greatly helped until he became powerful.

But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall.

2 Chronicles 26:15-16


Hello friends!


Summer is almost over. School – is about to begin. Your routines will soon change, which can seem a bit overwhelming. It would be best to have strength for this change, but not your own.


You and I can easily forget we depend entirely on God at every moment of our day. One reason for this is in our society, strength, or at least imagined strength, is much-admired, and weakness is considered a defect. It means we've missed the best or we are not trying our best.



Nobody was weaker than Jesus



Jesus knows all about this type of thing. Jesus Christ turns the values of the world upside down. On the Cross, Christ saves through losing, triumphs through defeat, and achieves power through weakness and service.


Before Jesus’s resurrection, He lived in a state of humiliation on this earth. You and I should think of this as astonishing self-denial. There was never a greater display of weakness and humiliation of a person than that of Jesus.



We are weak too


We all will reach moments in life when we find ourselves feeling weak. You may be feeling this way now as school approaches. We should thank God for such moments. For loving reasons, He doesn't allow us to stay with the idea that we are strong. We may have that idea, but the Lord will show us we are wrong one way or another, and it will be good for us. It will give glory to Him when He does. It will protect us from being puffed up. It is why Jesus said to Paul: My strength is perfect in your weakness.





Uzziah was the King of Juda for a touch over five decades. He had the golden touch. Everything he did knew God's blessing until he decided he was actually doing all these good things in his own strength and not God's mercy. God had to show him that was untrue.


With God's help, I will pray that this school year you are comfortable with your weaknesses so that you may know, have, and enjoy God's strength this year. (Will you please pray the same for me, too?)




Thank you, and with all my love in the Lord Jesus Christ.