Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Whose Strength?

Grandson Aiden

He stepped out of the pool 
and flexed his muscles
showing off his new physique.

I laughed at the results 
of his creative bodybuilding
and his self-made muscles.

He's just a kid at play
so pretending to be strong
is an OK fun thing.

But . . . I wonder how many times
I've flexed my own self-made muscles
and have forgotten the source of my strength.

I should know better by now
but He is patient and reminds me
again and again of the truth:

He is my strength
and His power not my might
makes me more than a conqueror.

Through Him I can do all things
for when I have no strength left
 His strength never fails.


Ginny said...

What a cute and inventive photo!

Mari said...

He's pretty creative - love this shot! I really like your application too.

Daisy said...

I really liked this post, Glenda. Nice analogy. Your grandson is cute too. :D

Dorothy said...

Funny! I think we all may have done something similar when we were kids. Now that we are mature, we KNOW where our strength comes from!

Carletta said...

The photo made me smile! Love his auburn hair.
Your blog is lovely in image and thought.
Thanks for paying me a visit. :)

Anneliese said...

When I am weak, He is strong! That is a hard one to remember, but so encouraging.

Kathy said...

This is such a cute picture, one you'll remember long into the future!

Susie Swanson said...

Your grandson is a nice looking young man..I know you are so proud..grandchildren are our pride and joy.. I love your sweet words on mine..

Maple Lane said...

That is such a fun photo! I like your analogy, too. Taking some time for John's tests/dr. appts. Hope you have a good evening.

Just Be Real said...

That is so cute and clever of him. Thank you dear one for sharing. Blessings.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

What a sweet photo and what a sweet reflection!

thefisherlady said...

I can do all things through Him who strengtheneth me... I love this young man! Great photo!

Nancy said...

Amen!! Thanks for the reminder!