Disability makes a church strong

This article came to my attention recently.  It’s called ‘Disability makes a church strong’ It’s a really really helpful and sensitive reminder.  Those with disabilities and chronic illness can often wonder what we add to a church family and think our part is on the edges.  Surely the strong and fit are those who play the main part right?

Well, God says in His word:

“On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable” 1 Corinthians 12:22.

I know from knee operations years ago that the cruciate ligament is, well, crucial.  It might look less glitzy than gorgeous hair or dazzling eyes or toned biceps.  But without the ligament, it’s hard to get around.  Overlooked but indispensable.

So apparently those churches without the visibly weak – the struck down, the depressed, the disabled – are actually deficient. So, just being a part of a church family is already being used more than we can imagine.

God’s good design

I came across this 10 minute talk a few years ago but have come back to it recently.

Disability and the world around us can tell us lies; God always tells us truth.  Here is a wonderful Christian sister, Krista Horning, teaching herself and us God’s truth to conquer the lies.