Thursday, November 20, 2008


Yes - the girls in the youth group have totally sucked me into the "Twilight" Madness! We already have tickets purchased for tomorrow night & I think I'm just as excited as they are. The book just sped by & I was addicted to this story.... so as soon as I laid down "Twilight" - I picked up "New Moon" - the 2nd book in the series.

Well, if you know me - I'm constantly writing down things out of books that really hit me & I really love to look at them through a Christian view. In this part of the book (I wont give anything anyway) - Bella is struggling through some pain in her life:

"...I found I could survive. I was alert, I felt the pain - the aching loss that radiated out from my chest, sending wracking waves of hurt through my limbs & head - but it was manageable. I could live through it. It didn't feel like the pain had weakened over time rather that I'd grown strong enough to bear it." -New Moon

Haven't we all had times in our lives where pain feels so unbearable - the it actually hurt as in physical pain? But I love how it says that the pain didn't weaken - but we grew stronger.

Instantly, I thought of all the verses in the Bible how Jesus is our tower of strength - a refuge in time of troubles:

Psalms 18:32 It is God who arms me with strength & makes my way perfect

Psalm 18:29 You armed me with strength for battle; you made my adversaries bow at my feet

Psalm 119:28 My soul is weary with sorry; strengthen me accord to your word.

Tons of verses about strength - but my favorite I stumbled upon -

How much more do I need to say? It would take too long to recount the stories of the faith of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jepthah, David, Samuel & all the prophets. By faith these people overthrew kingdoms, ruled with justice, & received what God has promised them. They shut the mouths of lions, quenched the flames of fire & escaped death by the edge of the sword. THEIR WEAKNESS WAS TURNED TO STRENGTH. They became strong in battle & put whole armies to flight. -Hebrews 11:32-34

WOW!!! There you go - its shows through all of history - the same things have been going on. We are faced with things that make us weak - feel like we will never over come - things that get us down - but we become stronger with God has our strength. It doesn't discount what has happened to you - only shows that you can overcome - become stronger!!

Turn your weakness into your strength by God's mercies!!!


  1. Beautiful and encouraging. Thank you for this Word!

  2. I truly believe that...Satan attacks us right where he knows it hurts us the most.

  3. I struggled with the idea of reading this series simply because the topic was on vampires. I caved and am almost done with the fourth book. I am also surprised at how the author tries to find the good in each of her characters as well as the fact that the characters themselves struggle in coming to terms with God himself thinks of them and the life they have. I think this is one of my favorite posts as of late. Not because of the book but because of the scripture and the truth in it. It once again proves God will not give us more than we can handle.

  4. I felt physical pain when I read New Moon.

    Award for you on my blog!

  5. I came across your blog from a comment you wrote on Jen Coin's blog. I love this post because I too am a Twilight fan and I love the scripture you used as well!!

    Very cool!



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