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AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU’RE NOT PERFECT?

 Leviticus 21:21 “‘No man among the descendants of Aaron the priest who has a defect is to come near to offer the Lord’s offerings by fire; since he has a defect, he shall not come near to offer the food of his God.’”

 BUT WE ARE FORGIVEN

 I understand why God said this, but I can’t help but feel sorry for the Levite who wanted to serve but couldn’t due to some defect.  Perhaps they were born blind or with a club foot.  That would take them out of service to offer the sacrifices or to enter the veil.  I am sure there were those who faced this.

Aren’t you glad that through Christ we can all serve?  It doesn’t matter if we are deaf or blind or crippled or missing a limb.  We can serve the Lord in whatever way He calls us.  Jesus has fulfilled all our limitations through the cross.  His death freed us permanently from the demands of the Law.  Hallelujah!

TEACHING MOMENT

You may have a child who has some sort of disability or you may know someone who does.  We need to reinforce God’s calling on their life despite that disability.  God doesn’t make any junk.  Every child is created in His image, which does not refer to physical characteristics.

The only limit on how your child can be used by God is your child’s surrender to Him.  God will not use an unwilling vessel.  He won’t force us to submit.  But when we do, He is ready to use us to do mighty things.

How many times have you told yourself (and God) that you can’t do something?  That’s good.  Now you are at the point where He can use you.  When you realize you can’t, He can.

Creator of all, thank You for making me in Your image.  Thank You for giving me the limitations You have.  Even those were Your plan for my life, so I can depend more on You.

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