The Faith Of A Child

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We all have done it, including myself. There have been times in our lives when we have overlooked and viewed the faith of a child to hold no benefit to us. This can be because children can be viewed as weak and unable to help themselves. This can be one reason why only until the last few years the faith of special needs individuals has been overlooked. Contrary to these beliefs Jesus shows us that the faith of a child has great value. This is shown no better than in Mark 10:14-15, “When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will…show more content…
This verse also puts responsibility on the people who teach individuals with disabilities. The responsibility is that they need make it possible for these individuals to understand who God is and what Christ has done for them and why, so that they can come to believe in God. One of the ideas that will divide people is the origin of disabilities. Were they created by God or were they a result from the fall. In Exodus 4:10-11 we an example in Scripture that leans toward the idea that disabilities are a result from The Fall. “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord?” John Durham writes in his commentary on Exodus that there is a reoccurring theme or inadequacy throughout the Old Testament. Durham believes that there is a reason for this theme it shows us that “the weak become strong, the least become great, the mean become mighty, and the last become first” (49). More importantly this verse shows us that God is able to use the effects of the fall to bring glory to him. In Romans 3:23 we come across a verse that shows us that everyone is sinful by nature. “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”. This verse also alludes to the
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