Tickell Expressions

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Wheelchair Section

Hello Friends,

On Resurrection Sunday (Easter) this year two wheelchairs parked in the rows in front of us, one behind the other, in the section of our church where our family normally sits. As with most churches, people tend to sit in the same general  areas every Sunday. These regulars to our church normally sit in another section. Directly in front of us a friend who suffers with hearing loss sat; also not where he usually sits. Then two rows behind us was a dear gentleman who lost his legs and most of both of his hands. None of these people usually sit in this section of the church and probably were there because of the Easter Sunday crowd. Still .... it got me to thinkin'....

What if our church had a wheel section, a place something like the pool at Bethesda (John 5), where whoever sat there would be healed? I like to pray crazy big prayers, so I asked the Lord if he would do that and I drew some pictures in my journal to help me remember it.

How about you? Do you ever pray crazy big prayers? God says that he will do more than we can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20) so why not put that imagination to good use?

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Blessing hugs,


Anonymous said...

Hello Teresa. Actually, most people with disabilities prefer not to be segregated into a special section. If they come with others, they would prefer to sit with people they came with. I am a wheelchair user. I would prefer to blend in with the rest of the congregation, not be conspicuous. Some churches have "pew cuts" where a wheelchair user (please don't call us wheelchairs, that's an inanimate object) can sit comfortably. That's inclusive. Also, please keep in mind that not everyone with a disability wants to be healed of it. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Also, I am "whole." Using a wheelchair does not mean a person is not whole. I am also not unhealthy. I do most of what everyone else does, but I do it sitting down. Does not mean I would say no to a cure, but it's not what I spend all day, every day thinking about.