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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

What Does God Say About Special Needs?

2 Corinthians 4:16 (ESV)
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.

Are there kids in your school or church who are not able to catch a ball or run like the rest of the kids because they have special needs?

Is that kid you or someone in your family? God cares about ALL kids and gives us some good stories in the Bible to remind us to care for others!

In the Bible there was a boy named Mephibosheth (Meh-FIB-O-sheth) who had twisted feet because he had an accident when he was 5 years old. His daddy's name was Jonathan, who happened to be King David's best friend growing up. After Jonathan died in a battle, King David cared for Mephibosheth in a very special way. We can read all about it in 2 Samuel 9:1-13 to learn more.

Why was King David so kind to Mephibosheth?
In what ways did King David show him kindness?
We need to Dare to Care!
Sometimes people who have special needs look or act differently than others. Maybe they are lonely. Can you dare to be kind to those who need a friend? Maybe you can play a game with them, talk to them, or send a card.

Take a minute today to pray for a family with a special needs family member.

Dear Lord, thank You for loving everyone. We pray for those with special needs and might be really lonely today. Help us remember how You love those with special needs. Show us how You want us to “dare to care” for them. Thank You for showing us how to love and care for those who live right here and all around the world. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

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