7/20/2006

No Fault

Jennifer is a girl at our church. She has a disability. More important than either of these things, she is one of God's creations. He had a purpose in mind when he created her. John 9, Jesus says about the man born blind, "He was born this way so that the works of God can be displayed in his life." Not the fault of his parents. Not his fault. No fault. Where is the fault in Jennifer if all his works of creation are wonderful - Psalm 139

3 Comments:

At 10:05 PM, Blogger MyMy said...

Awesome as usual. To show the world they are a part of our every day life and need to be included as such. Yes, they do need extra help at times but, the love and faith that we can learn from someone who is either mentally challenged or disabled physically. Of course you know all about Perry and one would think being stuck in the wheelchair his faith would be tested. Yet it grows stronger day by day and he is encouraging me who is suppose to be so called normal. Keep up the great work for all those that need to be just included.

 
At 12:23 PM, Blogger D*D* said...

I think that a big part of the church's problem in including those that have a disability or even those who simply require an extra measure of grace is discipline. It's not easy to take care. It's not comfortable to think of another before yourself. It's not logical to make yourself less so that somone else can be more. The church lacks discipline. After all, Jesus summed up the entire law by saying "love God and love others." Probably because Jesus knew these would be the most difficult to do and IF we were disciplined enough to love God and others then all other things would be in order.
A scripture that I meditate on when thinking about people who have a disablity or require more grace is below:
Hebrews 12:10-13

Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. "Make level paths for your feet," so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.

God calls us to strengthen the parts of His body that need it. Which parts do you think God finds weak?

 
At 8:59 PM, Blogger Kelsey said...

I had a class this summer, The Exceptional Child, that talked all about children with special needs and inclusion in today's society. I loved it and everything that I learned and I really liked this blog..and you are more than just a husband, father and minister--you are also a very awesome uncle, and I love you! =)
--Kelsey

 

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