Some people are thinking that they are unlucky to have a special needs child, and what they don’t know is that they should be thankful instead to have them because there are many benefits from them spiritually which I will be explaining in this article with biblical supports that after reading the whole content you will come out to realize that you are really very lucky indeed.
As a form of introduction, the question is, who made the dumb, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? And all the people with physical and mental deformities and disabilities?
Let’s read the conversation with God and Moses about his capability for preaching, and Moses said he is not eloquent, he is slow speaker, and with slow tongue.
Exodus 4:10-12 But Moses said to the Lord, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.”
11 Then the Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord?
12 Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.” 13 But he said, “Oh, my Lord, please send someone else.”
So we have now an idea why there are people like those with special needs, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that all of them is an act of God because mother’s has to be also responsible for the cause of these disabilities and deformities, all this we will tackle as we move further in this article.
What are the causes of it according to the study of the experts regarding kids with special needs?
There are many factors that causes to it, some of them are of the genetics, birth defects, and some causes are difficult to be explained, on why child has to be called as with special needs.
There are kids who have a little learning incapability and while others are suffering from severe retardation which anyhow are all children with special needs.
Special Needs Child Care:
Child with special needs is described as an individual who needs assistance for its disabilities which is maybe related to medical, mental, or psychological.
Childs with special needs are those people with cerebral palsy, dyslexia, dyspraxia, asperger syndrome, down syndrome, blindness, deafness, autism, etc.
The causes of the kids with special needs will vary upon them, but their obvious signs are noticeable from their behavior and development.
Some of them are having some delay with speech learning, communication skills, but other causes of their learning is from a genetic abnormality, injury, or impairment due to some diseases in brain like meningitis.
Some of them can be noticed at early age but some will be later, just like autism at the age of 6 months they are totally just the same with some other normal child, because their obvious signs can fully be detected at the age of 14 months.
Autism children spectrum normally show a range of difficulties in communication which from mild to profound.
It is sometimes been a quite unique disorder and mostly described as an impairment of communication, social interaction and imagination.
Brain injury and cerebral palsy– these are the kinds of children who are experiencing brain injury, while they are still in the womb, damage will continue to grow and develop during childhood, and then the other parts of the brain may compensate for the damaged areas, but as this process develops, the child may be left behind academically by their difficulty with the others.
Cerebral palsy- this is the so called permanent movement disorder which normally noticed in the early childhood. It’s symptoms include poor coordination, tremors, weak muscles, and stiff muscles.
There are maybe some problems with vision, swallowing, speaking, hearing, sensations, etc.
The very first signs of babies with cerebral palsy are those that can’t roll over, sit, crawl or walk as how other children of their age.
Other signs includes problems with thinking or reasoning, and most symptoms are more noticeable on the first few years of their lives.
Developmental Dyspraxia – Child with dyspraxia will often having difficulties in speech, the child can’t perform well than expected in their daily activities and appears to be moving clumsily.
Dyspraxia can cause a lot of problems in kids. Some of these may be obvious at an early age, but some of them may only be noticeable as your child is getting older.
Genetic Syndromes – is a behavioral phenotype, or characteristic pattern of psychological symptoms knowing that this person has down syndrome and mostly hallucinating and normally with major depressive disorder.
The genetic tests can always give us a diagnosis to the unexplained disorder. As long as we have the diagnosis then we can have the idea on how to plan our actions accordingly.
There are numerous types of syndromes but mostly it is associated with communication difficulties.
The very common categories of children with special needs are as follows:
*PHYSICAL – which includes allergies and asthma, juvenile arthritis, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, leukemia, etc.
Emotional or Behavioral – this is the sort of special needs that an attention deficit or hyperactivity disorder, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, dissociation, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc…
Sensory-impaired – there is the disorder which cause them blindness, deafness or limited hearing, visually impairedness.
Developmental – which are the auditory processing disorder, visual processing disorder, down syndrome, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, aphasia or dysphasia and the very well-known autism.
Epilepsy – those with epilepsy will have the chances of having a recurring seizures. Seizures are by the way, the cause of sudden burst of electrical brain activity and thereby creating a temporary disruption between the brain’s cells message signals.
A child might have been born with special needs, and some of them have developed it on the late part of their lives.
Down syndrome – it’s an extra chromosome in a person’s DNA and it normally occurs by chance in a conception. Down syndrome is a genetic condition of the known extra chromosome.
The physical characteristics that accompanies down syndrome, is complicating to the visual or auditory problems, thyroid disease, and mostly commonly the children with down syndrome will experience delays in educational development and mobility.
Those are just the examples of the kinds of children with special needs, and there are many more to mention, and what I am showing here are just few of them for at least I can give you some slight ideas about child with special needs.
The age will matter upon the parents for a possibility of a child born with special needs specially on the mother side when she is already above 40’s she will be starting to have a chance of having an autistic child, than mothers who are below the age of 21 and above.
Yet no matter what happens, no matter how old you become pregnant, it is still in the will of God of what kind of baby you are going to have whether the healthiest baby without any physical deformity or the baby who is born to be a child with special needs.
So whatever we have, if it’s a baby of course it’s human being with life and love and so he deserves to be loved as he is being loved by God.
Therefore, aborting babies is one of the seven acts which is abomination or hateful to the Lord
Proverbs 6:16-19 These six things the Lord hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
17 A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood,
18 A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil,
19 A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren.
The one in verse 17 of the above verses “Hands that shed innocent blood,” this is the abortion meant by God.
One of the very pathetic situations is to kill a helpless being, that the baby inside the womb has no capability to defend himself because he’s just a fetus or just a newly developed baby.
If an adult is being killed before it happened I am sure he first made a lot of struggle to defend and to retaliate the opponent just to protect himself, so even though he died but it was not easy killing unlike a baby in the womb that is helplessly innocent of being killed.
So even if it’s known to be having a physical deformity or any possible special needs, if will be aborted upon being seen by the new innovation technology, it is a very big sin and hateful in the eyes of the creator and the owner of all lives, if we decide ourselves to kill them because of our thinking that they will just suffer if we will let them born with such status or situation.
God has his own reasons why there are babies born with physical or mental defects, there are reasons for everything you maybe can’t understand but it’s all with the purpose.
About 2090 years ago, Jesus was asked about whose sins that caused a man to be born blind, and here’s the verse below about it.
John 9:1-3 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.
2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
So for some babies with physical deformities have happened so that the works of God can be made manifest in him.
As we all know in the beginning of this article that he created all beings, babies who are healthy and those with physical and mental disability, God had made them all. As it is written in:
Exodus 4:11 Then the Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord?
Little children are very special by God, because they are registered in heaven, those little children who died are all going to heaven, that is the reason why he told the apostles when they forbade the little children from approaching Jesus as you can read it in the verse below.
Matthew 19:13-14 Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
Jesus said that the kingdom of heaven is for the little children, so all of them are surely for heaven, which unless we can be like them we can’t enter the kingdom of God.
Why little children are said to be for heaven, no matter what kind of parents they have. It is because God is looking at the righteousness of each one of us, therefore, little children are exempted of it since they are unskilled in the word of righteousness as it is written in:
Hebrews 5:13 for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child.
There was a big discussion from other bible reader about it, because they are thinking that because Adam had sinned, these little innocent children have also sinned which is not supported by the biblical verses.
The bible is clearly saying that it’s only the soul who sins shall die, and the son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father as it can be read on the verse below.
Ezekiel 18:20 The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father, nor the father suffer for the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.
What is the other reasons why little children are going to heaven, it’s because little children have no capacity to believe yet, and that is where now the children also with special needs are also going to heaven, for the very simple reasons that they too are like babies and considered to be babies since they don’t have the right way of thinking.
If we analyze the verse below very carefully we will understand why they are as special as that in the eyes of God the creator of all.
1 Timothy 2:14 For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, specially of those that believe.
So in the verse above, it’s plainly meant that the living God is the savior of all men specially those that believe, when God added the words “specially those that believe.
There are really people who can’t believe and those are the little children and those who are like children.
There are people on earth nowadays who are already adults but still behaving like a baby, and those are what we called the children with special needs.
The little children and those who are like little children, they are destined to heaven and they will not pass any judgment during last day.
Anyone who is registered in heaven have their guardian angels working 24 hours to protect them, that’s why we are told to not to despise to anyone of them.
Matthew 18:10 “Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven.
If you happened to be having a member of your family with physical deformity, mental disability, little children, and all sorts of children with special needs, you have to be happy for it, and you are very lucky to have them, because since they are destined to heaven, and you take care of them, so there is a possibility that because of loving them God will forgive your sins and make you to qualify to go heaven just for showing love to these special people whom you happened to take care of.
Be thankful and happy to have them in your house because you have the full protection of their angels from heaven and you will be blessed because of them.
So for taking care of these little children and the children with special needs, you are not aware of it that you have entertained angels in your house because they are there with for all the time to protect since they are of heaven.
That is the same when you show hospitality to strangers whom you don’t know that have angels with them so you have entertained angels unawares.
Hebrews 13:2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
Angels duty is to protect those who fear the Lord, to fear means, to follow God’s commandment, but the normal human beings, a lot of us failed to do so, thereby, the only sure people who can follow it are those who have no capacity to do like little children and those who are behaving like a children even though they are already adult in the age.
The verse below says that the angels of the Lord encamps around those who fear him and delivers them.
Psalm 34:7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
You now know the secret if you want to be blessed and to be having the close protection of angels in your house, take care of the little children and those with special needs, then you are sure of being protected by angels because of them.
Show to them your genuine love, love them as you love yourself, and you will be blessed for that act of holiness, and you will have the bigger chances of being pitied by God, that during the final judgment he will count it as good deeds of yours.
I hope you learn something from this article, if you have any questions, comments, or maybe some suggestions, please feel free to write them below and I will be more than happy to hear it.
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