And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea. (Mark 9:42)
Scrolling through my news feed last night, I came upon a hockey video. Not unusual, since my daughter-in-law's family are big hockey fans, her youngest brother plays on two teams and although I hate the cold, I enjoy sitting in an arena that is often warmer inside than out, watching and cheering these boys on!!! This video (http://youtu.be/daDix4ne8a8) is from the 19th Annual Special Hockey International held in Ontario, Canada. It made me smile, made me cheer and brought tears to my eyes - and you don't have to be a hockey fan to appreciate it.
Even in today's world, we still see ignorance in people and other children when it comes to being in the presence of someone who is "different" or "special" - the words still fall out of people's mouths as they did when I was a kid. It's hard enough to get through life - and even though many consider themselves "normal" and others "abnormal" - God sees us all the same. We are, each and every single one of us, made in His image! That means those of us "vertically challenged" (like myself), those of us who are "perfect models", those of us who are less than 4'9", those of us whose features are a bit off due to a silly little chromosome, those of us with ectrodactyly, or other "deformities", are, in fact, all perfect replicas of God's love!
Take a moment and watch the video. Take another moment to thank God for all you have. Then take a final moment to make a difference in the life of a child!