I actually had someone ask me the other day, "How's your Downs girl?"
I just had the good sense, manners, and wisdom not say it out loud!
Entering the special needs world has given me the eyes to see the depth and breadth of man's brokenness and limitless power of God's transforming love.
We're ALL human. We're ALL broken. We ALL need Jesus.
I am learning to see the person God created!
Not their disability- not their temporary packaging we call our body- but the real person; yes, broken, but created in God's image and likeness.
Each person I meet is struggling under their own load of brokenness. Each person I see is the one God loves so much that He sent His only Son to die to redeem them from that brokenness.
I pray I'm not limited or prejudiced by "labels", as I see people. I want to remember there is glory to be found in every person- because God made them and died to redeem them.
In Jesus Name,
Hugs and blessings- Cindy Barclay