Saturday, June 06, 2009

Christ's Concern for Disabled People

"Then Jesus said to his host, 'When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous" (Luke 14:12-14).

Christ cares about people with disabilities. He spent much of his ministry healing the blind, deaf, and paralyzed people who crossed his path. He instructed his disciples to go out of their way to offer hospitality and acceptance to people with disabilities. He wants disabled people to feel welcome in his church.

(By the way, if you know sign language, the Contact Church could use your help during our Sunday school classes and worship services. We have a few hearing impaired and deaf visitors and members who could benefit a great deal from your willingness to help us. Please call 918-447-1130 if you are interested. Thanks!)

2 comments:

Christy said...

I do know sign language (some), but I live too far away. I've tried to get a Deaf Ministry going at our church, but to no avail. I think it's simply not God's timing for it yet for some reason. I've interpreted for a boy in VBS before. It's very rewarding - hard - but most rewarding things usually are.

Terry said...

I hope you will be able to start a deaf ministry at your church soon. Keep up the good work, Christy!