Read Acts 3:2 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: Why does God allow people to be born disabled?
Parent Note: Disabilities exist because we live in a fallen, imperfect world. God allowed this man to be born crippled so that at this exact moment, God’s glory, mercy, and power could be seen. God is no less a part of the lives of disabled people than He is in people without disabilities. God uses people with disabilities to do His work. It is hard to understand, but disabilities aren’t arbitrary or unnecessary; they are a part of God’s plan. When we go to Heaven, we won’t need wheelchairs, glasses, or hearing aids. We won’t get headaches or cavities in our teeth—our bodies will be made perfect.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, thank You for working all things together for good.
I know that Your plans are good, even when I don’t understand them.
Help me to see the hard things in life as a way to draw closer to You.
We ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.