By: Tim Sader
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
There is a great benefit for the Beabled Ministry families in each church to meet together on a regular bases to share stories and information within our community. A wing is a multifaceted part of a bird and to grow a wing all the parts of it must function properly. Beabled Ministry is an important wing of the church and when it grows the church will sour to new levels. Since introducing the term Beabled everything we discussed is about growing this wing. The church I attend received a word to stand on Psalm 91 a few years ago. Verse 4 tells us to seek refuge under the feathers of His wing. It is safe under His wing but in that place we need to learn to soar not on our own but to reach the places He called us to. By trusting Him we grow our wings of faith and soon land in that place of healing He promised us. The closer we get to where He is at the smaller our problems get until they disappear from our sight. While under His wing we must develop our gifts so we can be prepared for our place in the wing and in the church. The weaker ones have great value because we need them to be completed. Those under His feathers need special attention from others and none can be greater if every part is necessary. Beabled ministry is a refuge where the disabled grow into wings so together we can soar to a whole new level. Just as wings have several parts to be whole, Beabled ministry has many unique branches of ministry. The different feathers each serve a function in flight and if one is broken the whole bird is limited in flight or won’t fly at all. There are many feathers in Beabled Ministry to encourage them needing encouragement we do what we should be doing.
This Beabled wing of the church starts with meeting together in a group and having a place to meet in the church. The disabled seem to be the weak and in a way despised because no normal person would wish to have a disability. To the world trusting in God for healing seems like foolishness but this really just gives God a better reason to show up. He uses what is despised, weak and foolish to nullify things that are so none can boast (1 Corinthians 1:27-29). Beabled Ministry has humble beginnings but the foundation is strong on the solid rock of our salvation. There can be no other foundation but Christ so we must be careful to always build on Him (1 Corinthians 3:10-11). Strengthening the Beabled in the church is part of us doing what Christ Himself told us. He told us to come when we are weary or burdened and He will give us rest (Matthew 11:28). We must tell the disabled to come as they are and let us lighten the burden so they can rest in the Lord. Wings have many feathers and each have a special function or it won’t work. Beabled Ministry needs to have many levels so all the feathers can do what they’re meant to. We have learned how to be Beabled, overcome fears and strive for healing. Beabled Ministry may exist in some ways but we can start educating others, providing an agent to accommodate the needy and having a group for support. We must help Beabled children fit in with other children so the new generation will grow with compassion. Beabled Ministry could include hospital visits, home health aides, addiction counseling, mental health, wellness facility and job training. We might be many feathers together but our cornerstone is Christ (Ephesians 2:20). This ministry is for the church to encourage others in Christ as we already know to do.
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16