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The Right Place at the Right Time

Posted on: 7-15-112012

One of my favorite children’s books is “The Crippled Lamb” by Max Lucado.  It’s the story of a little lamb, Joshua, who is crippled and cannot do the things the others lambs can do.  He often wishes he could run and jump, but his crippled legs won’t allow him to do so. One night, Joshua is left behind because the others are going with on a journey with the shepherds and they know little Joshua won’t be able to keep up.  Joshua is very sad.  He goes to the stable and goes to sleep.  During the night he hears people in the stable and wakes up.  He discovers that he has been joined by a man and his wife who is about to have a baby.  When the baby arrives, it shivers in the cold.  The mother worries because she doesn’t have anything to keep the baby warm.  Joshua volunteers to lay by the baby so his wool can keep the baby warm.  Little did he know that he was keeping the King of kings and Lord of lords warm that night for the baby he lay next to was Jesus. Because he was in the stable that night instead of in the field with the shepherds, Joshua was able to be a part of  something miraculous. Joshua may have been crippled in the eyes of the world, but God had an amazing plan for him, just as He does for each one of us.  We all have disabilities in some shape or form.  We all have weaknesses and inabilities.  We all have things that we wish we could do, but can’t.  However, it may be these very disabilities, weaknesses, and inabilities that God uses to put us in exactly the right place at the right time to be a part of the miraculous.

“He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.”  Isaiah 40:29

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