By: Tim Sader
On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.”
Some Beabled ministries exist in churches but there could be so much more to help build those parts and we’d grow stronger together. So everyone benefits from church there could be a class for the Beabled with certain ailments so they can fellowship with others and learn about Lord to. Many helpers would be caregivers so the Beabled would be in the hands of other people who can do it. Most Beabled children are no more disruptive then health children and all they really want is to fit in. That is why they should participate in the regular children’s ministry. Each child could have a Spiritual Growth Plan (SGP) kind of like an IEP in education. This would see to the Beabled child’s needs during church. These kids having fellowship with other children will help develop their spiritual gifts. They want to learn and given the chance it would be the perfect recipe for miracles because of their childlike faith. It might take educating the other children about the Beabled child or having and having another adult watching out for them. Some kids can be unkind but not if we present these children as a welcomed part of the class. By welcoming these little ones we welcome Christ and what we do onto the least we do it to Him. As a child my disability was less severe and I was in a children’s ministry at a large church. I remember missing out on many things because of my limitations. An aide to help me when I needed it would have made it all possible and I’d not have had to learn such cruel realities as a child. I should have learned to Beabled but I wasn’t. When my family moved we joined a smaller church and in the youth group I finally fit in. They included me and I was Beabled for the first time in church. It helped me learn who I was and I could do a lot of things despite my disability.
The Beabled, caregivers and supporters would be a group that could meet every week. This smaller group would help us connect with others in similar situations. We would share stories, victories, defeats, exchange information and learn by surrounding ourselves with those who understand. Those that are like minded who believe in Christ should share their love and compassion with others. This helps us remember others above ourselves, not focusing so much on our interests and it keeps us humble (Philippians 2:1-4). When we meet together we build each other up by faith and our knowledge of Christ. Everything we do for others we do by Him and we thank God through Him for it (Colossians 3:16-17). Because we have suffered the consequence of sin in the flesh we should be done with it. We should be ready to do the will of God (1 Peter 4:1-2). His will is for us to build up and encourage one another in various ways so we can keep fighting till we receive what the Lord has for us. We are to share everything God has given us to bless others with needs. We should be meeting with each other in groups at church and in homes sharing our sincere heart with others (Acts 2:44-46). We should not hesitate to speak with others publicly or in home groups if it will build someone up (Acts 20:20). Connecting with others helps us face each day knowing we have someone to turn to who will listen and pray with us (James 5:16). Separation into smaller intimate groups is ok as long as we are open to anyone joining the non-disabled would be a big help. The Beabled would benefit by reaching out to the disabled community and showing them a church they can be part of. Christ himself came to those who needed Him because they had needs and the sick that haven’t been Beabled need to find Him in us.
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