Hope in the Face of Disability
For those who joined us this morning, I began the sermon on Matthew 8:1-17 by telling a little about my longtime friend, Steve Allen, and his family’s experience with disability.
When their firstborn, Amelia, was about three or four months old, she was diagnosed with Leukemia. Four rounds of chemo killed the cancer; she is still in remission today. But during that fourth round a virus settled in her brain and destroyed Steve and his wife Jen’s dreams of a so-called ‘normal’ life. Amelia’s brain damage was severe. She is a beautiful six-year-old today, but her life is not like most children. She’s confined to a wheel chair. She can communicate, but not with her mouth or her hands, but with her eyes—the direction she looks.
I’ve shared elsewhere about the encouragement Steve, Jen, Amelia, and Miles have been to my life. To learn more about their story of trusting God in the face of disability, I encourage you to watch this video about their story.
More in Westgate Church
June 24, 2019Reflecting Christ in a Post-Christian Culture
June 19, 2019New Sunday School classes for adults on April 7th!
June 11, 2019Announcement of Travis Vaclavik's new role at Westgate Church