“A handicap is a responsibility! It is an exclamation point in a person’s life message. Whatever we’re saying with our lives, we say more emphatically if we are disabled.”
“Becky was trying to look through a picture book. For about ten minutes she had been trying to turn the page with her little, fingerless hands. Debbie was playing the piano. As Brenda worked in the kitchen, Becky asked, ‘Mommy, when I grow up, will I have hands like Debbie?’
As I read quietly in the next room, I listened to hear her response.
Brenda stopped her work and said softly, ‘Becky, Debbie has the hands that God has given her to do her job, and you have the hands that God has allowed you to have to do your job.’
Out of that simple statement has grown the ‘Hidden Treasure’ principle, a central theme of our ministry, especially our ministry with disabled children: ‘We have everything we need to do the will of God for our lives.'”
“The afflicted have a responsibility to take the initiative, to use their disability to glorify the Lord. … The disabled have no right to take advantage of their handicap for selfish purposes; it is a trust from God.”
-Taken from More Precious Than Gold, pp. 205, 207, 212.