I've spent this past week in Port Sulphur Louisiana doing disaster relief work in tandem with a local church there. I went out with a team from SC Disaster Relief and we met up with a Texas team down there and another SC team.
When I got the call-out, I began praying for a verse to carry with me for the week. A special verse for the spanky new journal I would unwrap and carry with me to the lower Mississippi upon which I once floated in Mark Twain fashion. The Mighty Mississip. Mmmmm, I love me a rolling river.
The second passage I came to in my daily Bible study that day contained my verse. No doubt. I like the verison from The Message:
So then, brace up and reinvigorate and set right your slackened and weakened and drooping hands and strengthen your feeble and palsied and tottering knees. And cut through, make firm and straight paths for your feet – safe and upright and happy paths that go in the right direction so the lame will be healed.I know, right?! This speaks to me in SO many ways. I hope we brought healing to the areas we worked. The entire rest of the verse seems to apply to our "gray haired" team. We're all up there in age and had a lot of slacking, tottering and drooping going on. One person on our team is 67. And she was out there tearing sheetrock down from a ceiling for hours on end! Yes, I'd say this verse was appropriate.