14 When Jesus came into Peter's house, he saw Peter's mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever.
15 He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him.
16 When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick.
17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: "He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases."
None of us is without a weakness. And that is the truth. Every sin and every character flaw is a weakness. But when we accept our weakness and when we talk about it, it makes a difference. Like Paul puts it across, my strength is made complete in my weakness. Are we willing to talk about our weakness? Jesus comes in search of the weak to make them strong.
Joby Matthew is 3ft 6in tall and 30 years old. Though he was considered to be a handicapped person, we have read about him in the news papers. He represented India in the Arm wrestling World Championship, which happened in Japan 2 years ago. He became a champion in the general category and won accolades for our nation. If I was not a handicapped person I would never have reached in this position - said Joby later. My weakness made me complete.
When we look into the scriptures, today, are we able to see and recognize our handicaps? Or are we so hardened so that we could not even see the handicap in us? Do you have a desire to come out victoriously in your weakness, and so we can help many who are weak?
Let's go to Jesus, who is able to help out with those sick, sinful and spirit invaded ones. When we go to him, he is able to do the mighty miracle of turning our weakness into his strength for his glory.