Today, I had the opportunity to preach at the Lake Sunapee Baptist Church in Sunapee, NH. My topic was how passionate people find a way to bring the people with disabilities into a powerful, life changing, relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and how the church can be instrumental in this endeavor.
My passion to help those with disabilities to see recognize their potential rests on my Christian faith which tells me that ALL people have been given talents/gifts.
But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good
Passionate people will find a way to overcome barriers to ‘get the job done’. This was true in the story that I preached from…
But not finding any way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down through the tiles with his stretcher, into the middle of the crowd, in front of Jesus.
…and true for ANYONE who is passionate about their endeavors.
Now, to be passionate about something is to have more than a passing concern. Rather, it compels one to action. It is a driving force. There is an ‘ought’ that something should be done.
Because God’s creation included people with disabilities -and we could get into a theological discussion on this, I am sure- I have been blessed with the opportunity to unravel the layers of negative attitudes that have bound them from seeing their potential.
The take away for you from this article is simple this: if you have difficulty seeing your purpose, your worth, your giftings, or what you might be able to contribute to others, I welcome you to contact me.
I have not been around ANYONE that I have considered a ‘hopeless case’, so I just might be able to bring you a bit of hope for your day.
Blessings on your journey!