I love this photo of Joan, feeling exhausted after the tea and just before the evening meeting. The week leading up to the Open Day was truly exhausting and I don’t think she can be blamed for feeling the pace or needing the energy drink to keep going!
The Bible teaches us that God is never weary or tired and never slumbers or sleeps (Ps 121:4). On the other hand, it recognises the truth that “Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall” (Isaiah 40:30), but goes on to say:
“but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Is 40:31)
Those who were weary during the day can testify that they received the strength they needed to get through all the activities, and for the record, Joan was there on the Sunday, ministering to people who came into church through prayer, just as always. God helps us even when we’re tired.