Sunday, October 18, 2009

Another reminder



For those of you that follow my blog, I apologize for a repeat post. I want to say that I have posted this saying before.

When I first had Molly, someone had posted this on my Yahoo/Down Syndrome group. It was so refreshing and exactly what I needed.
From time to time, I give this to families that I feel I would benefit from it. One of which was a family touched by Trisomy 13.
It's a reminder that God doesn't make mistakes.
"As a small group of political and church leaders look on,
Jesus lifts a mentally handicapped child out of her high chair, kisses her and sits her on his knee. He dips a crust of bread in wine and feeds it to her, morsel by morsel.
As he does so, Jesus says:"I know what you are thinking. You need a sign. What better one could I give than to make this little one whole and new?
I could do it; but I will not.
I am the Lord and not a conjuror.
I gave this mite a gift I denied all of you -- eternal innocence.
To you she looks imperfect
But to me she is flawless,
Like the bud that dies unopened or the fledgling that falls from the nest to be devoured by ants. She will never offend me, as all of you have done.
She will never pervert or destroy the work of {my} hands.
She is necessary to you.
She will evoke the kindness that will keep you human.
Her infirmity will prompt you to gratitude for your own good fortune...More!
She will remind you that every day I am who I am, that my ways are not your ways and that the smallest dust mote whirled in the darkest space does not fall out of my hand...
I have chosen you.
You have not chosen me.
This little one is my sign to you.
Treasure her!"

1 comment:

MaggieMae said...

I have never seen this. It's absolutely beautiful and right on target! Hope you don't mind if I repost it on my blog. I'll be following.