Thanks, Sesame Street for striving to "see amazing in all children," and helping to contextualize such an important biblical truth, that is, the value of embracing differences. As people of faith, may we be reminded that God sees amazing in all children as well as in all people. Further, may this be cause for the church to celebrate the different gifts of every person.
These parents all have stories of dropping off or picking up their daughter or son from a ministry environment only to be told that the church is not set up to handle their child. These families have all experienced what Mary and Joseph felt when they were trying to find a place for their child to be born.
You may already be involved with special needs ministry at your church, or it might be something that you know is important but don't have many supports in place. Regardless, we always question whether what we're doing is the 'best way', and the challenges we encounter send us seeking affirmation that we are on the [...]