This is a very interesting time in our world today. There are new statistics out that now that say 1 on 50 children will have a diagnosis of autism. Not to mention the countless other so called “disabilities” in the world. Do you believe that God woke up this morning as we did and was shocked at this?? As you can read above, He has a plan and if we know what is good for us, we will readily leave the 99 and go after the one. Too many times in this world, we want to take the easy path/road. Especially in this great country of ours as people in other parts of the world sacrifice their lives daily to uphold the scripture presented above. Time is a valuable thing and each day it slips away from of us if we choose not to use it wisely.
There are many hurting people in this world and especially those special needs families who feel like no one really cares for them or understands their daily struggles. I challenge you to think about this as you minister to others and as we sit as a congregation on our comfortable chairs this Sunday at our chosen place of worship. How would you feel if the shoe was on the other foot and you had to choose whether to go to church or not??? Sadly, that is the thought process that most special needs families go through because of the uncertainty of not knowing whether they are welcome or whether there is adequate help at their place of worship for the special needs of their family. As The Church, we need to be proactive and help these “1’s” that each of us have in our own communities throughout the world!
~Orange Shirt Ministries