These two stories may seem quite different – in the first I was overlooked and in the second I was singled out – but the experience of both was similar. Sitting on my walker meant that I was perceived differently than the people around me. …
“So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.“ (Genesis 1:27, NLT)
We too quickly forget, when we see another, that they too are image bearers of God. People with disabilities often have their value and worth questioned in society. God does not question it. He calls us to help everyone to uncover this divine truth, that every person is fearfully and wonderfully made.
Father, in our interactions with others, especially those experiencing disabilities, may they experience the value and worth You have given them. May our actions and words help others to uncover who they really are in You.
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One cannot think about theology of disability without soon wrestling with the notion that each human being is created in the image of God (Gen 1:27-28). Found in all “religions of the book” (Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) what exactly constitutes this image is the subject of much assumption and debate. In contrast with certain philosophies …