Daniel (my middle son) and I walked up to the local seminary library on Saturday to check out the recent edition of a quarterly journal on religion and disability that is unavailable online. Let’s just say that most of what we found wasn’t that helpful. Generally the articles aren’t helpful for just two reasons: scripture doesn’t have any authority (if it is referred to at all); and God’s love is defined by human desires and ‘wisdom.’ The glory of God is rarely even considered!
On the other hand, A.W. Pink is usually helpful and God-centered! I found this in the Bethlehem library on Sunday:
“And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? Or who maketh the (mute) or deaf, or the seeing or the blind? Have not I, the Lord?” (Exodus 4:11) It seems evident from this that, in the previous verse, Moses was referring to some impediment in his speech. In reply, the Lord tells him that He was responsible for that. The force of what Jehovah said here seems to be this: As all the physical senses, and the perfections of them, are from the Creator, so are the imperfections of them according to His sovereign pleasure. Behind the law of heredity is the Law giver, regulating it as He deems best.
A.W. Pink, Gleanings in Exodus, p. 38.
“As He (the omnipotent, omniscient, loving, wise, just creator and sustainer of all things) deems best ” – now there’s reason for hope, comfort and joy!