“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.
[…] Through the inspiring line, “The miracle is not your gift, it is you,” Encanto makes the point that our gifts are not what make us special. The family is inherently valuable to their community and their gifts are as special as they are. Abuela explains that the river is where the Madrigal family was given their miracle. This scene is reminiscent of baptism. Christians can be similarly confident that we are valuable to God, and the communities which God places us in, not because of what we can do, but because of who we are, and because as humans we are made in God’s image. […]