Thank you to Susan Meyers (Paul’s aid at church) for sending the link to this blog post: The Loss of Joy – the Death of My Sister. May every brother or sister of a sibling with disabilities learn the lessons this man learned as he concluded on his sister’s death, “Our God is so good.”
Some people have a vague sense of confidence that God will use disability for good but most people are very hungry for answers to the deeper questions about disability. They want to see specifically where those answers come from IN THE BIBLE. Fourteen years ago, Larry and I started struggling to find answers in God’s Word when Carly was born. Unfortunately, we found very little leadership around us that offered satisfying answers. That’s a common experience that NEEDS TO BE UN-COMMON. Individuals and families with special needs must be embraced into churches, sermons, small groups, and friendships where people can help them discover what God really has to say about them or their child. YOU CAN HELP CREATE THAT COMMUNITY BY EDUCATING YOUR CIRCLES OF INFLUENCE. This new book is an excellent resource to help you prepare sermons, educate your circle of influence and respond to core questions about God’s sovereign design.
God is very good to give me friends who help me persevere in faith! Now, let us help others see this God who is powerful and loving and merciful and good in all his designs, including disability.