Did you see the stories about Oscar Pistorius, the man without legs below both knees who is running in the World Athletic Championship?
It is a great story of a remarkable athlete. But some folks don’t like him competing because they feel his prosthetic legs or blades give him an advantage.
Isn’t that great – they’re concerned the guy without legs has an advantage in a running race! Maybe technology will make that the case someday, but right now it seems like this guy is just a world-class athlete who needs prosthesis.
More importantly, those of us living with disability in our families really do have an advantage over those who are tempted to believe themselves strong and independent!
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).