The fourteen young men in the first row of this picture are the newest seminary students of Bethlehem College and Seminary.
I learned Saturday night that one of them is a father of a baby with Down syndrome. I can’t wait to meet that young man.
For the past several years I’ve had the opportunity to talk about disability, the Bible and our church with these first-year students. I’ll get to do so with these young men in about three weeks.
But I have a feeling the real, lasting learning will come from within their midst. Because these cohorts work together over several years, the men get to know each other pretty well, and their families.
And isn’t it kind of God to give them a little one to help them learn about God’s good design in disability up close?