I ran across this video today on Josh Griffins, High School pastor at Saddleback Church in CA, website (www.morethandodgeball.com). It is definitely worth your few minutes to watch and I have a few words to say about the video also. But first watch this awesome testimony!
The statements that really jumped out at me when I first watch this video was when this girl says, “God has given me so much happiness now when I look at my disability” and “I know God has a purpose for me.” That is awesome! Most of us, who are healthy, don’t have that kind of faith and trust in our Savior and God! there are many people out there who have real disabilities, some physical, some mental, and some that people struggle with personally and no one else knows. But like this girl, we have to come to the point where we realize God formed and shaped us even before we came into this earth! The Bible says while we were in our mothers womb, He was creating and forming us.
“You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mothers womb.” Psalm 139:13 (NASB)
So we see that God made and formed us even before we entered into this world! With this truth in mind we must always remember that if a child or someone is born with a disability it was not an “accident” it was God who created tat child and person just like that and He has a reason for it. Like this girl in the video, we all must come to grips with how God made us-problem, disabilities, struggles and all! This issue goes far beyond disabilities. We must realize God has a purpose and an exact reason why He created each of us the way He did. We must accept that and not let our disability or problem become our identity!