Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Others Who Are Different
Children of the World
courtesy free clip art
Our grammar school principal came into our third
grade room and explained we would have a new boy in our class tomorrow.
He told us, this boy is smart and the only difference in him
and you is that he has only one arm that is missing at the elbow.He instructed us that we were NOT to make fun
of the boy, but to treat him as we would any other person.
Our principal was a God fearing man and very wise, because
had he not given us that presentation, no doubt the meanness in some of us
might have taken over.
The boy arrived riding his bicycle to school, with his brown
paper lunch sack pinned to his shirt.He
was a happy lad, and his grades were good.He could throw a ball and was able to use his partial arm to play games
with the other boys and to assist him in the school activities.
We have known many friends who have overcome what to us
would be a handicap.
I am reminded of our good friend, an evangelist, who was
born with his left hand smaller than the other, and with only three tiny
fingers.Yet he learned to play the
piano, and is mightily used of God in his preaching ministry.
In an unusual presentation, our friend operates in the
ministry of a prophet, with the Holy Spirit gift the Word of Knowledge.He is an anointed minister who challenges
pastors and leaders to move out into the Supernatural and to allow God to use
them in bold and powerful ways.He did
not permit being a bit physically different to handicap him in any manner.
Amazing isn’t it that we are all diverse in certain ways,
but in other ways we are similar.
God only sees us as his child and knows each of us by name.