WORD:

“For by Him all things were created… all things have been created through Him and for Him.” (Colossians 1:16, NASB)

THOUGHT:

This verse clearly states that everything exists and finds its source in Christ. We were all created through Him and for Him. This is the truth that unifies us all: we are not strangers, but siblings. The task is learning how to live as family.

PRAYER:

Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in You we all live, move and have breath. May we not see one another as strangers, but as brothers and sisters. Cause us to open our hearts and minds to welcome one another as family into our communities.  


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WORD:

“The Lord said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone.'” (Genesis 2:18a, NLT)

THOUGHT:

Too frequently disability results in isolation or separation from ‘the group’. Loneliness is a common experience for many people with disabilities. We serve a God who draws near to those who are in need – who does not withdraw from us in our times of weakness and vulnerability.

PRAYER:

Father, as you draw near to us, may we draw near to others who feel lonely. May those who experience disability also experience God’s community drawing near.  


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WORD:

“Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block in front of the blind, but fear Your God. I am the Lord.” (Leviticus 19:14, NIV)

THOUGHT:

We need to be attentive not only to obvious “stumbling blocks” that are created, but also the unintended ones. Attitudes, systems, environments, or supports can all unintentionally dis-empower others and limit self-determination.

PRAYER:

Father God, give us eyes to see the unintentional, often well-meaning decisions, attitudes, and behaviours that we engage that are actually stumbling blocks to others. Father God, Your heart is that we all would experience full accessibility in every aspect of our life and faith. 


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WORD:

“I will go before you and make the rough places smooth: I will shatter the door of bronze and cut through their iron bars.” (Isaiah 45:2, NASB)

THOUGHT:

“Making a way” has always been God’s mission. Whether this is in smoothing rough paths, or breaking through iron bars, God clears a path so that we might know that it is “I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.” (Isaiah 45:3, NASB)

PRAYER:

Jesus, give us the courage, boldness and gentleness needed to ‘go before’ and join in God’s mission to make level the way. Help us to see the doors that need to be broken down in order to open communities of belonging with all people. 


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WORD:

“Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. ‘Make level paths for your feet,’ so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.” (Hebrews 12:12, NIV)

THOUGHT:

There are times when we all need our arms and feet strengthened because of life encounters. This verse powerfully points out that making level paths is not a ‘special thing’ we do for people with disabilities, but something that we do together – for everybody. When we do so, we participate in one another’s healing.

PRAYER:

Holy Spirit, may we join with you in Your healing work. Help us to make crooked paths straight, and level high mountains, so that we all may encounter Your healing grace. 


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