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Moses was disabled

When God called to Moses from inside a burning bush we read in Exodus 4.10 that Moses replied, ‘O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.’

He said this after God had demonstrated His power by turning Moses’ staff into a snake and back again, and then made his hand diseased and immediately healed it. Moses was convinced that his impediment would rule him out … or was this an excuse as he did not really want the job he was being given? Whichever way, Moses was clearly not an able public speaker.

In Exodus 4.11 God replied to Moses, ‘Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I the Lord? Now go … ‘

God is far greater than any disability or impediment. He is able to use everyone in His service and He has a calling for us all, from the greatest to the least – including those who are called ‘disabled’.

No-one is disabled in God’s eyes. Work with Inclusive Worldwide to bring this good news to people who society considers disabled. God has a purpose and a high calling for every one of us.

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