Greg Lucas did an equally helpful thing – he pointed to how God has won, again, in this tweet from Friday:
Thankful to God for using Pat Robertson’s mouth to ignite a firestorm of passion for His glory in disability. (Romans 8:28)
There are dozens, maybe hundreds, maybe thousands, of stories being told today that refute Mr. Robertson’s remarks – stories of faithful men and women who persevered for years in caring for and loving a disabled spouse (ironically, Mr. Robertson references one such man in his remarks). Those stories may never have been told otherwise. How many people in that exact situation today are being encouraged that they aren’t crazy and they aren’t alone, that it is both right and worth it to care right to the end.
God uses even thoughtless, sinful remarks to bring glory to his name and to help people living with disability. He is entirely, eternally amazing! And he is entirely trustworthy to keep all his promises:”He will not leave you or forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6).