Sometimes I search the DG website for terms related to disability and find interesting things Pastor John preached or wrote years or even decades ago, like this from his 1982 sermon, Calling All Clay Pots:
Your ordinariness is not a liability; it is an asset, if you really want God to get the glory. No one is too common, too weak, too shy, too inarticulate, too disabled to do what God wants you to do with your gift.
He comes back to this idea as he concluded the sermon:
(B)eing ordinary or disabled is not a liability in the kingdom, but may be an asset if your aim is to glorify God and not yourself in the use of your gift. Therefore, no one is excluded from the call to all clay pots.
No one is excluded. All have gifts. Disability can be an asset to glorify God. Pretty radical stuff for a 36-year-old preacher with healthy, typically-developing children in his home!
Of course, the Bible is full of radical stuff like that. So my title for this blog post is probably inaccurate and should read something like: God has ALWAYS gotten disability right and Pastor John helpfully points me to God.