I spent a great few hours with Justin Reimer, executive director of The Elisha Foundation, this past weekend. God is doing some amazing work through that ministry for families experiencing disability.
He and I see a common happy consequence of disability ministry – people who get involved frequently feel blessed at the relationships they develop with the children with disabilities. Some who were motivated to get involved by a sense of pity or obligation have their entire perspectives changed and realize they are actually pursuing their own joy in mutually beneficial acts of love in these relationships.
I’m going to try to help people see that joy tomorrow night at Bethlehem’s Wednesday Connection, which begins about 6:15 p.m. There are hard things to talk about as well: abortion, infanticide, abuse. But the emphasis will be on God and his extraordinary goodness in all things for his glory and for our joy.
If you are in the Twin Cities, it would be great to see you and it would encourage others to see that there are a lot of us out there experiencing disability. It will be at Bethlehem’s Downtown Campus.
And please pray that God would keep me faithful to God’s word and helpful to our cause to let everyone know God is sovereign over hard things like disability.