Although a handicapped child is doubtless a heavy burden on a family, the child can also be a great blessing. The sixth and last child of friends of mine has Down Syndrome, and the whole family agrees that this child brings sunshine into their lives. Recently, I met a family who discovered the path of faith thanks to their handicapped child, because this child called into question the materialism and the obsession with success which had previously dominated their lives. Through this handicapped child, God led the family to faith.
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