“Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy.”Isaiah 35:5-6
When we consider disability, we may think of the visible forms it takes (as with someone who uses a wheelchair or someone with Down syndrome). There are also less visible disabilities such as sensory processing disorder, traumatic brain injury, or fetal alcohol syndrome. Often with aging will come other kinds of disability like dementia, vision loss, and chronic pain. The “temporarily able bodied” begin to realize that if we live long enough, disability will arrive in our own lives. When we comprehend how wide-ranging it is, our fear of disability lessens and our compassion expands.
God has compassion on those with disabilities, and that is good news for all of us.
“The LORD is gracious and … full of compassion”(Psalm 116:5) to us, our family, friends, neighbors,and coworkers who live with disability.
Bible In A Year
- Nehemiah 12-13
- Psalm 37
- Mark 16