We often talk about serving others, and that is wonderful. But have we ever thought of serving others by helping them to serve others?
in point: We have a lady in our church who is blind. As we were
recruiting teachers for VBS last spring, she really wanted to get
involved somehow and help. So we discussed it a bit, and found out that
she's very good at memorizing and is a gifted storyteller.
typed out the Bible stories for her so that she could use her "reader"
to listen to them. Yes, it took a bit more effort than originally
planned, but it was well worth it. Then, we invited her to be a special
guest in a different class each day. I cannot tell you how excited she
was to be able to get involved. This fall, we're going to have her try
it again by being the guest storyteller in each of our children's Sunday
The Bible reminds us that it is more blessed to
give than to receive. Many times, someone with special needs may be on
the receiving end. How wonderful it is when they can experience the joy
of giving instead.
So what about you? How do those with special needs serve in your church?