Hello and welcome to our latest edition of elevation youth online!
This week, we’re going to take a look at the video that went viral recently called ‘the UK blessing’. It’s another example of a video that has been made in lockdown and shows many Christians from across the country joining together to worship.
But did you know this song comes out of a passage from the Old Testament? What does that passage, and the words of the song mean for us today?
Here we go with this weeks Elevation Youth Video Bible discovery. Watch the video “You Say” from the wonderful Lauren Daigle. Then read the bits below and I’ll catch up with you in a bit.
Bible: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
9 But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
St Paul wrote this letter and he talks about God’s Grace being sufficient for what we need in our troubles and challenges. Grace being the gifts that He gives that we don`t deserve. Paul went through severe challenges but he knew that God was with him as he sought to faithfully follow Jesus and share the Christian message.
How do you respond that even in our challenges God is with us and we can draw on strength from him?
Lauren sings “All that matters is what You [God] think of me…. You say I am strong when I think I am weak”. These words come from the Bible verses above. Are there things in your life which you feel you are stronger in now after times of challenge? If so give thanks to God in your prayers.