What would you say if someone said, “Because of your sin, you have this disability.” I read a twitter message about this over the weekend and it shocked me that someone would say such a thing to another person.
According to this person, who was making a judgment and casting the first stone, those who sin are disabled. If that’s the case, then why is only 1/4th of the population of the world disabled instead of the whole world? It is said Jesus died for the sins of man. Why then are some living with a disability and some are not?
Job 5:18 For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.
Here’s another question: If this person’s statement is true, what sin did I have on the day of my birth? And no, I don’t buy into others who said, “Then it was the sins of the parents who caused your disability.”
It is true there were healings Jesus did. But these healings as told in the Bible were told for reasons. To better know Him he used people to make His point.
While others pass with disdain, Jesus stopped and talked with people with disabilities. To some, he did heal.
1 Corinthians 12:22-23 Those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor.
The body of the world seems to cast out those who are weaker, but Jesus saw their true potential. He works in mysterious ways at times, but to jump to conclusions, or pass your own judgment saying someone is disabled for a specific reason is not seeing His gift to you. When we are sick or suffering, do we not seek Him out more?
When we are healthy and all is going right, we tend to forget someone. He knows that.
I have a disability. And yes I have sin. But one does not lead to the other. Otherwise there would be a lot more people on Social Security Disability. I have a disability for a different reason, which has not fully been told to me, but a work in progress.