I am forty-five years old and I still jockey for the window seat on the airplane. My wife sometimes laughs at me as I press my nose to the window of the aircraft like a kid visiting the Orca tank at Sea World.
The very fact that a 300 ton piece of metal (that’s about the weight of 30 African elephants) can fly through the air at 500 mile per hour will never cease to amaze me…
As amazing as sitting in a chair 35,000 feet in the sky with a peripheral view of the planet seems to be, there is something else that stuns me as I gaze out the window: God has used the story of a severely disabled, non-verbal, autistic boy to reach so many different people with the good news of His hope, that I have to fly on an airplane to go see all of them.
(Be sure to read all the way to the bottom; there’s a video of the talk he gave at Lakewood Baptist Church in Alabama.)
The second post he titled “7 Lessons From the Community of Disability.” He details several insights that he and his family have learned as they have raised their son Jake, as well as insights learned as they interact with other families with children with disabilities. The seven lessons are:
1. God is both sovereign and good.
2. You have been brought into this community for a purpose.
3. Disability magnifies our vision for joy in the smallest things.
4. Community brings much needed perspective
5. Outspoken men are often minorities.
6. When marriage takes second place to disability, it ends up in last place.
7. A child with a disabled sibling is anything but typical.
You can read the whole article here.
Take a couple of minutes to read these two articles; you’ll find them to be a tremendous blessing!