By: Tim Sader
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
The Beabled need to find their place in our churches so they can fit in and use the gifts God has blessed them with. To make this happen our churches need to learn how to help carry the burden of those with special needs. We do that by sharing our knowledge with others so we can grow together. There should not be any emphasis taken off the importance of divine healing but some churches need a better understanding of the ones needing it. This comes through instruction and having people in the church who feel a call to help others with various needs. The Beabled agent would reach out to disabled people in the church and help by answering questions and seeing to our needs. Churches have many helps ministries, ushers, parking people, prayer groups and hospitality. All these can help with an agent to coordinate them with the soon Beabled individuals. Assuming the small faith or wondering what the Beabled need is no help. Instead help carry our burden so people will see faith in action and come to the Lord. This is a duty of the church where there is love there will be action to fulfill the law of love. The less desirable members need special attention to be made to function properly. When they grow we grow stronger as one and the Beabled will become the healed. Our churches need to work toward being complete and that can only be done when all the parts work together. Some churches have groups and ministries to help out the disabled but they are very few and almost invisible. The church with these types of ministries has taken an extra step in the right direction but a Beabled ministry should be so much more. There needs to be a revolution in the way the disabled do church and are perceived to better Beabled and to complete the body we belong to.
We cannot focus on the temporal circumstance of the disability but instead on what is eternal (2 Corinthians 4:18). The Beabled are a part of the church body and without us being involved in the church it cannot be complete. One ministry is a private room for the disabled and their families but we all need to fellowship with others in the church. We should not despise humble beginnings because it is a high position (James 1:9). This ministry outreach is great but it could be just a part of how the Beabled do church. Further distancing ourselves from others in the body will not help any of us grow. There can be so much gained from fellowship and not doing so could be detrimental for the Beabled fitting in. In the church we are supposed to consider one another to provoke love and good works. If we forsake assembling together no one can consider us and we can consider no one else (Hebrews 10:24-25). Only by being complete can we be there to exhort each other the way we should. Some separation maybe necessary for certain parts of the service but caregivers and the Beabled need fellowship for us to be complete. For certain needs a simpler praise and worship is okay but caregivers and the Beabled need fellowship in a format to help them grow. It’s not good to bore children with what is hard for them to comprehend making church a bad experience. It is good to have a fellowship where they can grow as long as others are involved with our lives (Ephesians 6:4). Everything done to help us be the Beabled is part of the bigger picture to complete us in the church. As we become complete what is in part disappears and we learn to follow the passion inside us (1 Corinthians 13:9-10).
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