A neat story on Macedonia today

We ran across this story that was about the President of Macedonia taking a bold stance to protect the disabled. We found it interesting especially as we looked at 2 Cor 8 today concerning the great example of the Macedonian churches.

The President said that the behaviour of those who endanger children's rights is unacceptable, especially when it comes to children with atypical development," the president's office said in a press release.

They should not only enjoy the rights they deserve, but also feel equal and welcome in the school desks and schoolyard. It is our obligation, as a state, but also as individuals, and the key element in this common mission is empathy.

I used to have a fear of disability and often responded to it with fleeing. However, as a father of a child with a disability, my view and thankfulness for the disabled and those who care for them and stand for them has soared. If you know someone with disabilities or you can stand and help those in those positions, do so with prayer, zeal, and cheerfulness. We may learn more from disability than we can from our own abilities. God is glorified in weakness. We may find ourselves in the end to be the ones who are actually not normal, and the disabled following God’s design of dependence more than us. God help us to stand and care and love, and not walk in presumptive fear.