Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | March 19, 2021

You Can Do This!

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’ Philippians 4:13 (KJV)

When I was a kid, there were no programs in schools aimed at helping people with disabilities to fit in. I didn’t, however, see my friends through the lens of handicap or disability. To me, they were friends and, in my mind, they could achieve anything they wanted.

I remember the first day a beautiful brunette walked through the doors of my 6th grade class. She was a little older than the kids in her class and was returning to school after a long hiatus, explained her mother to the teacher, as all of us curious cats listened in. She walked very slowly, and no one really noticed she walked with a limp.

All was going really well in class and Marina – that was her name – was catching up with the rest of the class without much toil. Because she was fully developed physically, some of the girls in our class would turn their eyes when she walked in and said she probably belonged in high school instead. As for me, I was interested in knowing why my new friend had requested to not participate in Physical Education (PE) class.

The girl had a case of polio when she was a baby and one of her legs did not fully develop – thus the limp – as she literally had to drag the smaller limb as she walked. But she was not only beautiful; she was also determined. So, the first chance I got, I talked her into going to PE with me one day.

On that particular day, our teacher gave us mild activities so that Marina could fit in with the rest of the class. And to my heart’s delight, and our teacher’s pride, a large group of us stood clapping when it was Marina’s turn to do the activity. We chanted happily, “You can do this! You can do this!” as our classmate made her way through the crossing line. She finished her race with a huge smile on her face.

I don’t know what you’re dealing with today, but whatever it is, I want to tell you that through Christ, you can do it; through Christ, you can overcome. Through Christ, you are victorious!

“Father, we are victorious through You and through You we can do all things. Amen.”


For His Glory

Luska Natali
TRBC Women’s Life

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