Life without limbs
Life without arms, hands, fingers and legs?
Could you serve God if this was your truth? More importantly, would you serve Him? Would you see your life as a blessing or a curse?
Born in 1982, Dr's have no medical explanation for this cause.
One would think that Nick's life was over, right ... "Never really began," some may say.
Well, to those who say that, I say, "Oh how wrong you are...But God ..."
Yes, God had a plan for Mr. Vujicic's life. God, Nick's creator and Father, is using Nick to touch the lives of others (you and me) and to bring the hope of Christ into people lives world wide.
When I first heard about Nick's story I immediately thought about the conversation between Jesus and his disciples about the blind man.
"As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth.
And His disciples asked Him, 'Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?'
Jesus answered, 'It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of
God might be displayed in him.'"
A common belief in Jewish culture was that calamity or suffering was the result of some great sin. But Christ used this man's suffering to teach about faith and to glorify God. We live in a fallen world where good behavior is not always rewarded and bad behavior not always punished. Therefore, innocent people sometimes suffer. If God took suffering away whenever we asked, we would follow Him for comfort and convenience, not out of love and devotion. Regardless of the reasons for our suffering, Jesus has the power to help us deal with it. When you suffer from a disease, or tragedy, or disability, try not to ask, 'Why did this happen to me?' or 'What did I do wrong?' Instead, ask God to give you strength for the trial and a clearer perspective on what is happening. ~ NASB Condordance
"Nothing here, below is profane for those who know how to see." ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
To find out more about Nick Vujicic's ministry: Lifewithout Limbs. From No Limbs. To No Limits please go here. Nick Vujicic's ministry.
::: a repost from the archives