This is a day to celebrate who God made our kids to be. That little something extra – the 3rd 21st chromosome. Our kids are a source of unexpected blessing and joy, of great worth, and created in the image of God. Our family has been forever changed for the better because God chose to bless our family with Zach, extra chromosome and all! And we rejoice in the life God has given us. It is honestly a privilege to participate in this amazing journey. God has gone before us, and prepared the way for us, every day, every step. As parents and family, God called us to things we didn’t imagine we were capable of, but He has proved himself faithful over and over again.
As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned,this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. John 9:1-3
What the disciples are asking is: “Whose fault is this anyway?” and Jesus’ response is that it is so we may see the power of God. That the power and majesty of our Creator may be made known.
Yes, that is what we’ve seen on this journey. God power. God’s amazing work. In Zach, in our family, in our community.
If you have a friend or family member with Down syndrome or know someone in your community, thank God for him/her today. Thank God for revealing His great works in unexpected places and unexpected ways.
I am always loving and learning from Zach’s zest for life. Happy 3.21 to you!