Where is God's Perfection
(sent to me by Kerry)
Where is God's Perfection? In Brooklyn,
New York, Chush is a school that caters to learning disabled children. Some children
remain in Chush for their entire school career, while others can be mainstreamed
into conventional schools. At a
Chush fundraising dinner, the father of a Chush child delivered a speech
that would never be forgotten by all who attended.
"I believe," the father answered,
"that when God brings a child like
this into the world, the perfection that he seeks is in the way people react to this child." He then told the following story about his
Shay's father knew that his son was not at all
athletic and that most boys would not want him on their team.
But Shaya's father understood that if his son was chosen to play it would give
him a comfortable sense of belonging. Shaya's father approached one
of the boys in the field and asked if Shaya could play. The boy looked around for guidance from his
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Shaya's team scored a few runs but was still behind by three. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Shaya's team scored again and now with two outs and the bases loaded with the potential winning run on base, Shaya was scheduled to be up. Would the team actually let Shaya bat at this juncture and give away their chance to win the game? Suprisingly, Shaya was given the bat. Everyone knew that it was all but impossible because Shaya didn't even know-how to hold the bat properly, let alone hit with it.
However as Shaya stepped up to the plate, the pitcher moved a few steps to lob the ball in softly so Shaya should at least be able to make contact. The first pitch came in and Shaya swung clumsily and missed.
One of Shaya's
teammates came up to Shaya and together the held the bat and faced the
pitcher waiting for the next pitch. The pitcher again took a few steps
forward to toss the ball softly toward Shaya. As the pitch came in, Shaya
and his teammate swung at the bat and
together they hit a slow ground ball to the pitcher. The pitcher picked up the soft grounder and could
easily have thrown the ball to the first baseman. Shaya would have been out and
that would have ended the game. Instead, the pitcher took the ball and
threw it on a high arc to right field,
far beyond reach of the first baseman. Everyone started yelling,
"Shaya, run to first. Run to first." Never in his life had Shaya run to first. He scampered down the baseline wide-eyed and
Funny how this is so true and shame on us! Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world is going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how someone can say "I believe in God" but still follow Satan (who by the way, also "believes" in God) Funny how you can send a thousand 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing.
how the lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene pass freely through
cyberspace, but the public discussion of Jesus is suppressed in the school
and workplace. Funny isn't it? Funny how someone can be so fired up for Christ on Sunday, but be an invisible Christian
the rest of the week.
Funny how I can be more worried about what other people think of me than what God thinks of me.
Are you thinking?