“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” Isaiah 40:29
A whirlwind-speed two-day trip to “retreat” with some wonderful Illinois women took me to the Windy City a couple of weeks ago. I flew out Friday and returned Saturday. In the span of twenty-four hours, I had the opportunity to lead AND learn, give AND receive, feed AND be fed (God’s Word…and plenty of chocolate, too!). While I prayed that my words and work would bless these special women, I believe that I received even greater blessings from them as they opened their arms and their hearts to me. We made every moment count - a whirlwind witness to one another for Christ! All too soon, I was hugging good-byes to these new friends, being escorted to O’Hare, and flying home.
A brick wall of fatigue hit me in the airport and again on the plane, and suddenly, I was so weary I could barely string two words together. All I could think about was getting home to my bed. Though a friend had recently reminded me that my travel time would be a great opportunity to live out my witness for Christ, I had zero energy to do so. “Lord, I pray that You have made me a fragrant offering for You this weekend. Forgive me, for I don’t think I am giving off any such aroma now.”
The Lord gave me strength in my weariness and power in my weakness, that I could give a whirlwind witness for Him when I felt the least capable. What unexpected opportunities may come your way for a whirlwind witness? Know that in His strength you can be a fragrant offering, even when you don’t think you have anything left to give.