Friday, September 16, 2011

Brody's Light

A few days I shared with you that we all need "The Brodies In This World."

Brody is a young man with Cerebral Palsy and an intellectual disability that comes to our church and joins us for our Awana program. Last Sunday, we all worked on memorizing John 3:16. Watching Brody's excitement was something I cherish.

But the story does not end there.

Brody, who by this world's standards might seem broken, is spreading God's word and shining his light.

Brody is determined to share this verse with everyone he knows. Everyone. A few days ago, one of Brody's workers asked Sandy to please write down the verse Brody is trying to recite, so she can help him memorize and practice the hand motions. Brody meets with his friends, and he has something to teach them, a verse he learned at church. Brody gathers with his family, and he makes sure they all listen to John 3:16.

The word of God, His promise, His sacrifice, shared by a young man that some might believe has little to contribute to society. Brody's light is shining. He is sharing the message. People are listening. His contribution might just be one of eternal relevance, and I just picture Brody standing before God when he hears, "Well done!"

It humbles me. I have much to learn from Brody.


  1. The thought of Brody sanding healthy and whole before the throne of God brings tears to my eyes. Lovely.

  2. Tim had some of the verses from kids' church on his Dynavox. I think his favorite, that he shared with a restaurant hostess one day, was Galatians 6:3. "If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important."


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