A Praying Church
The most easily missed person in the Christmas story is the last one mentioned. Where did the gift of Jesus, which led to the destruction of all evil and to a new heavens and earth, begin? With Anna in the temple praying. Of course, the gift of Jesus began from all eternity, and yet, it needed a human instrument, a conduit. Anna’s praying was one of the sparks that led to the incarnation...
I try to adapt Bible study materials so that people affected by disability can go beyond where they ever have before in studying the Bible. I want to make sure all of “the gang” (as I lovingly call the kids and adults I teach who are affected by disabilities) can learn the Bible.