Seeking perfection in an imperfect world…

Today my mentor sent me a picture that moved my heart in many ways that words will not.

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If God is so perfect, why do we have handicapped children around?

Children with special needs, we say. Down’s, Aspergers, Autism, physical impairments.

The young man celebrating his birthday in the picture above is Chia Oon. He has Down’s, and is deaf and mute. He recently lost his father in a freak accident.

If God is so perfect, why do we see imperfections around us?

Since the fall of Adam and Eve, we have had to bear the sorrow of our fallen nature and sins. Sicknesses, grief and pain, hard work, death – none of which we can escape, life is no respecter of persons. We will only see perfection when we behold the Father’s face in glory when life here on earth fades away.

I feel, God allows these special people to be birthed here on earth for a purpose. They may be far from perfect, but God uses these very people to perfect us.

These people give us an opportunity to love the least among men…

They show us what true joy really means, and what really matters in life.

Matthew 25

35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

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