Disability and the Gospel

Jack EstrellaSanctity of human life Sunday was this past Sunday and I can’t help but to think about the disabled people in my life, like my brother Joey (someday soon I would like to introduce you to him) and my friend’s son who attends our church.

My friend Matt told me recently that 1 out of 88 kids are born with some form of Autism, I was shocked… That’s why I appreciate my church on this issue because we’re going in the right direction. I couldn’t help but hear and see Jack as the speaker this past Sunday talked about abortion, to hear him (Jack) was music to my ears and to see him standing (because Jacks not sitting folks) up front was wonderful and just the way God wants it and that folks is a beautiful thing!

Disability and the Gospel from Crossway on Vimeo.

The words in this video are from Joni Eareckson Tada, she also writes the forward to this book from Michael S. Beates Disability and the Gospel: How God Uses Our Brokenness to Display His Grace. I have not read it yet, but I plan on adding it to my list of must reads.

Jack you are fearfully and wonderfully made!

and that’s a beautiful thing!
Soli Deo Gloria





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5 Responses to Disability and the Gospel

  1. Matt

    I know that boy!!!

  2. Amie

    Thank you, Lenny. Thank you for helping us to see the truth in God’s Word about our son’s disability.

  3. You and Matt are two very special people used by God for His glory. So thank you!

  4. Midge

    I know this sounds a bit off the wall, but I believe folks who are not blessed (yes, blessed) to have a special needs person in their lives (not only families, but friends, as well) have no idea what they are missing. Having seen the trials parents face from one day to the next, one hour to the next, I still believe they are blessed. A special needs person, child or adult, passes along the unconditional love of the Lord in the sweetest, often unspoken, ways. Just take a look in Jack’s eyes. You also see the unconditional love of Jesus in the eyes of Jack’s parents! (sorry for being so late in responding to this segment, but I just reconnected, having been away for 9 long weeks) Thank you, Lenny, for addressing this topic.,

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