Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Image of God

Do you ever wonder how God looks at His children with special needs? No doubt, He looks at them in the same way he looks at all of us. He doesn’t care about our appearance and other worldly trappings. He values what lies inside of all of us. He looks at our hearts – the place where love lives. God is love and wants us to enter into the love of the Father for the Son and the Son for the Father.

Are those with special needs given the same heart? Yes!

C.S. Lewis wrote

"There does seem to be an empty space, a vacuum in the heart of every human….Those who believe in God say that he and he alone is the piece that brings completion to the soul. All people need God."

And what about the soul? Every human is given a soul at conception – created by God and the essence of humankind. Do individuals with special needs have a soul? Of course they do!

God values all His children as those created in His image. Shouldn’t the rest of the world?

It’s not a reality yet but we can bring change about by leading with example. Let’s bring them all into the faith community. Let them know they are a child of God and loved and cherished by God and God’s faithful people.

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