For devotions on Tuesday, Jon Bloom read the entire first chapter of Pastor John’s Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ.
My heart leapt when I heard this (again)!
The deepest longing of the human heart is to know and enjoy the glory of God. We were made for this. “Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth. . . whom I created for my glory,” says the Lord (Isaiah 43:6-7). To see it, to savor it, and to show it—that is why we exist.
John Piper, Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ, p. 14.
Part of why this brought me joy was remembering another place in the Bible where God is specific that when he gathers, it includes those who live with disabilities:
Behold, I will bring them from the north country and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, the pregnant woman and she who is in labor, together; a great company, they shall return here. (Jeremiah 31:8 ESV)
None of God’s elect will be forgotten, and all will gather because GOD WILL DO IT!