2009-06-02 - Limitless Living
Gifted pianist Paul Wittengstein could have given up on his dreams after he lost an arm during World War I, but he didnt see life with limitations. Instead, he created new procedures that allowed him to play chords with one hand, and asked composers to write pieces just for him. They happily complied. Rather than miss out on his talents, the world was gifted with unique compositions that we wouldnt otherwise have heard.
Martha Mason lived for 60 years in an iron lung. Most people would have understandably been overcome with depression, and languished in there. But not Ms. Mason. With her indomitable spirit and the support of wonderful teachers, she graduated from both high school and college, as the top student in both cases, and lived a very full life within that iron lung that was her seven-foot home - managing a household, visiting with friends, throwing parties, paying bills, and even writing a memoir.
What do you consider your limits? A reverberating sin you have committed? A debilitating disease or physical handicap? Your age, locale or family? Whatever you consider a limit, remember that the word limit is not in Gods vocabulary. As the Apostle Paul reminded us in 1 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV), (Gods) power is made perfect in weakness.