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We Need Every Part of the Body: Including People with Disabilities

All God’s children are gifted and have worth; the role of the church is to help them discover those gifts and to enable them to use their gifts in the body of Christ and the local community.

While attending a talent contest at Hope Network, I marveled yet again at God’s rich creation. Some of the competitors sang, others recited poems or danced, still others played the piano. Each competitor was a person with a visible disability or mental illness but on this night they were free—free to give their very best and to be recognized for what they could do rather than what they could not do. In the arena of their expertise they shone like stars! The whole evening was a testimony to the fact that all people are created in God’s image.

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