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Our grammar school principal came into our 3rd grade room and explained we would have a new boy in our class tomorrow.
He told us, this boy is smart and the only difference in him and you is that he has only one arm that is missing at the elbow. He instructed us that we were NOT to make fun of the boy, but to treat him as we would any other person.
Our principal was a God fearing man and very wise, because had he not given us that presentation, no doubt the meanness in some of us might have taken over.
The boy arrived riding his bicycle to school, with his brown paper lunch sack pinned to his shirt. He was a happy lad, and his grades were good. He could throw a ball and was able to use his partial arm to play games with the other boys and to assist him in the school activities.
We have known many friends who have overcome what to us would be a handicap.
I am reminded of our good friend, an evangelist, who was born with his left hand smaller than the other, and with only three tiny fingers. Yet he learned to play the piano, and is mightily used of God in his preaching ministry.
In an unusual presentation, our friend operates in the ministry of a prophet, with the Holy Spirit gift the Word of Knowledge. He is an anointed minister who challenges pastors and leaders to move out into the Supernatural and to allow God to use them in bold and powerful ways. He did not permit being a bit physically different to handicap him in any manner.
Amazing isn’t it that we are all diverse in certain ways, but in other ways we are similar.
God only sees us as his child and knows each of us by name.
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