I remembered walking into our local hair salon shortly after my son Caleb was born. One of the ladies rushed up to have a look at him, and when she saw that he had Down syndrome, she blurted out for all to hear: "Well, he was obviously a mistake!"
I usually am at a loss at a time like that, but I believe the Holy Spirit put these words on my lips. "No, God had a plan for Caleb from before the foundation of the world."
Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were born or You gave birth to the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.Psalm 90:1-2
I sat in the back row at a Christian conference last week, where there was a little girl in a wheelchair siting in front of me who could not even hold her own head up. She had a little 2 year old sister next to her who would periodically check on big sister, patting her hand or giving her butterfly kisses on the cheek. I thought to myself: This scene paints a picture of what God thinks of each one of us, no matter what our circumstances or challenges may be.