This clip is from a documentary about the amazing story of Abby and Brittany, conjoined twins who are turning 16. This one is such an inspirational story! Watch the video clip given just above.
I absolutely adore these two young ladies! While many would say that they are the product of an accident, a defect perhaps, their lives reflect the glory of God…that though they are not the same as everyone else, they nonetheless reflect Him.
Some people have harder spiritual tests than others. Some may look at your life and wonder how you get through it, and how god could throw you into such a life. God will never give you anything you can’t handle. Remember that. Just because it looks to us like a tough, horrible life, it may not be so hard for that person.
God puts everyone on this earth for a reason. Nothing that God does is an accident.
There are many things that seem to suggest that an All-Loving and All-powerful God must not be possible. Physical and mental disabilities, children’s death from disease, even a tsunami that wipes out entire villages.
One perspective necessary to understand this is that our lifetime on earth has a spiritual purpose that is available to everyone who is born, regardless of their circumstances. Being handsome or pretty or talented and finding success at school or at work seem to be the purpose of life, but these are circumstances often well beyond individual choice.
The real purpose in life is to acquire the spiritual virtues that will serve us well in the life to come. Just as a baby inside the womb develops lungs and eyes that it does not need while it is in the womb, once the baby is born then we can see why these organs are necessary.
Many disabled people acquire remarkable virtues of patience, generosity and persistence that “gifted” children must work harder to achieve. What might look like a “disability” might in fact be “gift”. Certainly learning compassion is important for all of us, and sometimes disabled children help others to learn this.
Everyone faces the same essential choices to make the most with what you have. I have known many physically and mentally disabled children and adults and I can assure you that not one of them ever felt sorry for themselves. On the other hand, I know many talented and successful people who still feel sorry for themselves.