Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished you were different?
When God created us, He made us exactly the way He planned. When He designed us, before we were even in our mother's womb, He planned everything about us!
We tend to look as those with disabilities negatively with phrases like “lacking, needing assistance, brokenness, weakness, disadvantaged”, but I believe that those with disabilities have so much to teach us.
In the Kingdom of God the weak are declared strong, the intellectually challenged are wise, the broken are whole in the Body of Christ. The outcasts are given seats of honour in His Kingdom, and the last become first. God created us all —those with disabilities and those who are typically abled. Each of us is a unique creation of His, filled with wonder and awe.
Joni Eareckson Tada, herself a quadriplegic, once observed: “Our Saviour chose to flash His credentials as Messiah through ministry to disabled people.… A disability magnifies God's grace.... We in our wheelchairs get to prove how great and how trustworthy God is.”
Thank you, Lord, for making me just as I am. Thank you for the special plan that you have for my life. Thank you that I am indeed fearfully and wonderfully made. Amen
Written by Christine Sansom, MMN Trustee