As many of you know that visit Bakerwoods, we have a lot of special needs children come. It has been on my heart to add this page just to let you know how special they are to us here at Bakerwoods. It took me several months to figure out what I was going to tell you.. I need or just wanted to find in the Bible Gods out look on the special children and adults in this world. I asked a friend to help me, she not only came up with the verse, but her church is considering having a service for the special children.
This crazy idea came to me many times, like everytime we have an animal that has a problem, when we first opened we had a one legged pheasent, then there was peggy the goose with the broken leg. and a few more, well some folks would ask why I had them here? I told them to teach us how lucky we are and blessed if we have both legs and arms. What would you be teaching the children if every animal was perfect? We recently had a duck break her leg.. I would say at least 50% of the visitors, tell me " Did you know you have an injured duck?" Yeah.. its either butchering her, or just killing her or letting God have his way.. which it is healing. What does this have to do with special needs? Well hold on.. All of these animals become a blessing because I can use them to teach about accepting these problems. Well then is that why I want the special children to come. NO!! it because "On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,"
1Cr 12:23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty,
1Cr 12:24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it,
1Cr 12:25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.
1Cr 12:26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.
They are a blessing to all of us and that is why God chooses them to be special. There is no "special" deal.. no we are all alike in Gods eyes and equally loved by Him. I hope I have explained this right, you are invited and most of all, you are a blessing to us, I believe what God has told us and you are all "indispensable" You are a Blessing!