We Are All Disabled

Steven Laman

READ : Romans 3:21-31

In high school, I was a part of a club called Interdependence. Interdependence was designed to mix the disabled and non-disabled students in a social atmosphere. One of the main teachings of the club was that everyone has a disability in some way. For a while, I had trouble believing that because not everyone’s disability is visible.

The dictionary says being disabled is, “to be unable, unfit, or ineffective, incapacitated.” We are all unfit and unable to get to heaven on our own because of our sins. If we take the dictionary definition of disabled, we all are disabled by sin.

When Jesus was on earth, He went around healing people. He healed people with all kinds of disabilities the blind, the lame, the leper, and even those who were dead. He will heal our disability of sin too, if we confess it to Him and believe that He is the Son of God. None of us can enter heaven on our own. By the blood of Jesus, we can be forgiven of our sins, and then we can live in heaven forever. I guess the Interdependence teaching was right; we are all disabled by sin. But the good news is that we have someone to help us overcome our greatest disability. His name is Jesus. Praise God for Him!


Thank You, Father, for forgiving all of our sins so that we can live with You forever. In Jesus’ name. Amen.