Through My Parents Eyes
Read Exodus 4:10-17
But Moses pleaded, "O Lord, I'm just not a good speaker. I never have been, and I'm not now, even after you have spoken to me, for I have a speech impediment."
"Who makes mouths?" Jehovah asked him. "Isn't it I, the Lord? Who makes a man so that he can speak or not speak, see or not see, hear or not hear? Now go ahead and do as I tell you, for I will help you to speak well, and I will tell you what to say." Exodus 4: 10-12
Brian Foster lives in North Carolina. Both his mom and his dad were deaf most of their lives. Neither was born deaf; they lost their hearing as children because of illness. While both had a disability, they overcame many challenges and obstacles to become happy and loving people. They approached life head-on and never let their deafness stand in their way. While Mom and Dad lacked the ability to hear, they had an extremely strong sense of sight and observation. They could walk into a room, walk back out, and then tell you about the room in vivid detail. When they met someone, they could read the person's facial expressions, gestures, and non-verbal cues and make accurate statements about that person's disposition or mindset without ever hearing them speak.
God knows and provides what we need. Moses was not a great speaker, but God gave him what he needed to be a leader.
Brian often thinks of his parents when he is feeling inadequate or unqualified. What they lacked in hearing, God made up for in other ways. Even in the face of immense challenges, God will provide a way for us.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for your gift of grace. You have made each of us unique and will provide us with all that we need when we seek your will for our lives, in Jesus. name. Amen.
Josh is deaf but you will still find him praising God!