Saturday, May 4, 2013

The Works of God

The Works of God

Justin at 5 years old.
Being the parent of a special needs child, I can't tell you how many times I've asked myself, "why my child?"  I even began to question whether Justin's disabilities were somehow my fault, even though they weren't.  I prayed to God and found my answer in John 9:1-3 (KJV).  It reads "And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him."

This passage of scripture gave me piece of mind knowing that God has a plan for my son and his disabilities serve a purpose.  My mind began to ponder the possibilities these verses had to offer.  First, it clearly states that it is no one's fault for the disability.  So don't take the blame for something that you had no control over and instead, focus on the miracle in which you've been entrusted. 

These verses also state God will use the disability to show us the wonders of His works.  Does this mean God will heal our child?  Sometimes the answer is yes and sometimes the answer is no, but if the answer is no we must not be dismayed as our Creator has other plans in store for our loved one. I for one, have witnessed God using Justin to touch and bless others and it wouldn't have had as much of an impact if Justin were "normal."  Justin is like a small child and obeys God's instructions and because of his child-like faith, he has been blessed with a closer walk with the one true Master. 

So I leave you with this last remark.  Our children's bodies may not be perfect by man's standards, but God makes no mistakes and our little ones are perfect by His.

May God continue to show His works through your child.
Angela :)


  1. Absolutely beautiful! I love that scripture! For God's glory!- we may not understand it all on this side of eternity- but one day it will be beautifully clear! hugs sweet friend!

    1. Cindy, When I see God use my son like he does to bring glory to His name, it makes me so wonderfully proud of him. That will be a day of rejoicing when everything is clear. Hugs back at ya. :)

    2. I too struggled with those same feelings and my pastor gave me the same scripture! it is now my favorite scripture in the bible. I find reassurance, hope, and power in those verses.
      love in christ!

  2. Even though I agree with you and know that somehow God has a perfect plan for my daughter and that someday I will understand His purpose in all of this, I can't help but wonder how her disability which includes unpredictable violent outburts can possibly bring glory to Him! BTW, I found you at Love that Max and have added you to my circle!