Special Children and Christian Love
HEAVEN'S VERY SPECIAL CHILDREN In the late 1960's and the early 1970's three Down's Syndrome infants were placed into the home of Mrs. D. There they remained until one suddenly passed away several years ago. A second passed away a few days ago. At the funeral a poem, Heaven's Special Children, was distributed. It is worth a read and is below.
We Christians will be blessed by the efforts we make to help the needy, including children. As Jesus said in Matthew 19: 14: "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
Mrs D. and now her daughter took this to heart and made a special home for these three young ladies.
HEAVEN'S VERY SPECIAL CHILDREN
A meeting was held quite far from earth, "It's time again for another birth."
Said the angels to the Lord above, "This special child will need much love."
"Their progress may be very slow, Accomplishments they may not show.
And they'll require extra care From the folks they meet down there." "They may not run or laugh or play, Their thoughts may seem quite far away. In many ways they won't adapt, And they'll be known as 'Handicapped'."
"So let's be careful where they're sent. We want their lives to be content.
Please, Lord, find the parents who Will do a special job for you."
"They will not realize right away The leading role they are asked to play.
But with this child sent from above Comes stronger faith and richer love."
"And soon they'll know the privilege given In caring for their special gift from Heaven.
Their precious charge, so meek and mild, Is heaven's very special child."
Author: Edna Massimilla
Perhaps the lesson for each of us might be: may we each open our hearts fully to the Spirit of God and perhaps we can all be leaders by our "gentle" actions of love, reaching out and caring for others.
One way is working with young people, whether they have special needs or not: " Not the Same Old, Done-it-before Youth Meetings" is filled with ideas to do so. Click:Not the Same Old, Done-it-before Youth Meeting (the book)