Crippled in Both Feet, [Disabilites]

 “David asked, “Is there no one still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show God’s kindness?” Ziba answered the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is crippled in both feet.”‘   2 Samuel 9:3, NIV  This crippled man was named Mephibosheth.  He acquired this injury by the actions of a nurse;  […]

Do Not Judge Too Hard

“Pray don’t find fault with the man who limps Or stumbles along the road Unless you have worn the shoes that hurt Or struggled beneath his load There may be tacks in his shoes that hurt, Though hidden away from view Or the burden he bears, placed on your back, Might cause you to stumble, […]

The Lady and the Knight in Shining Armor

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Eph. 4:32 “It’s unfortunate and I really wish I wouldn’t have to say this, but I really like human beings who have suffered. They are kinder.” Emma Thompson She has nailed down a thought here.  It is only a starting point, […]

Our Gentle God Loves Kindness

When I think “gentleness”, what pops into my mind is my wife holding and caressing my infant daughter almost 20 years ago.  Her touch is soothing.  She softly hums a lullaby.  The farthest thing from her thinking at that quiet moment, is anything  harsh or cruel.  One of my favorite verses telegraphs the wonderous news, “He will […]