Matthew 25:40 “Maybe…?”
The King will reply, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for Me.”
Want to get mad at God, then here’s one for you. Why would God allow a precious child to be born with a disability? Yeah! See, God is mean and uncaring. No God that’s worth worshiping would disable children. That’s it, settled then, God just doesn’t make sense, right? Maybe...
Maybe God said whoever is last on earth will be the first in heaven. Maybe God is using a disabled person’s few short years on earth as a test and a lesson for the rest of us. Maybe for eternity, the disabled person is going to be perfect and have the best role, working with God in heaven. Maybe a parent’s process of raising a disabled child exercises the parent’s ability to love without judgment. Maybe that parent is more prepared than most to be ready for God’s purpose in heaven as well. Maybe God knows more than we do about why things happen. Maybe we should study God’s Word and see if answers are right under our nose before we jump to conclusions about God.
The disabled, the mentally ill and all the other “least” of this world, when you see them and wince, look again. God is in them. They are eternally beautiful, and when we get to heaven, those folks are going to be at the head of the table, beaming at the few moments on earth they suffered, which is now an eternal life of being FIRST!!
How can this incredible love of God be seen as a condemnation of God in the first place? Because we see exactly what we want to see, a loving God we can trust!! Remember, God says we’ll understand all these brain busters when we arrive home!
A personal message...
“These devotions were written to my four children, Christian, Mike, Allison and Alex. By the kids allowing these to be shared publicly, our hope is that the devotions will make a positive and eternal difference in the lives of other young people as they mature. Enjoy. Rick Isaacson”