This post might be a little mixed up and not make much sense, but I'm just gonna think out loud here for a minute.
I believe that when the Lord blesses us, we should be a blessing to others. But how do we define a blessing?
I've recently felt He wants to do something at our church for people with disabilities. Our Special Connections Sunday school class is just the beginning, but I don't know what the whole picture looks like. (Isn't that just like the Lord? Showing you just one step at a time.)
Everything in my life seems to be funneling down into the world of special needs. Which I find interesting because when Beth was growing up it wasn't our focus at all. But now everything I do, everything I pray about, read about... seems to be about people with disabilities.
And leading others. But I'm not a leader so that part scares me. I grew up the youngest and don't ever remember a time in my life where I lead. Anyone or anything. A few times in my adult life I've had the opportunity but always felt like a failure. Our pastor on Sunday talked about how God used Deborah and she was a housewife. David was a shepherd... and the youngest in his family.
I'm willing, I just don't feel qualified. But I know that doesn't matter to God.
So all of this has got me thinking about Down Syndrome. If the Lord wants to use me and my perspective into the world of special needs to bless others, does that mean Down Syndrome is a blessing?
In what ways would you consider Down Syndrome - or any disability - a blessing?
And I really want to know. What are your thoughts on this?