There are some sitting in our congregations who are unable to experience the world as we do. Our message through movement must be so clear that a person unable to hear or see will know Who we are lifting up when we express the Word through movement. Though we may not all be called to incorporate sign language in motion, there is a very distinct time and place for it to go forth.
Many who are able to hear choose to ignore the message of the cross. For those who may be hearing impaired, it is a blessing to be able to communicate the message of His love for all mankind. Creativity and connectivity can greatly enhance the sign language ministry. Inviting dancers, banner carriers, musicians, and singers to come together with the sign language ministries encourages every tribe and tongue to praise the Lord!
Those without the full use of their bodies are not exempt from rendering praise unto God. We should welcome fellow worshippers regardless of individual challenges. Not only will we be able to be a blessing, but we will be blessed, knowing the magnitude of His benefits toward us.
Isaiah 29:18 (NKJV)
In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness.
Isaiah 43:7-9a (NKJV)
Everyone who is called by My name, Whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.” Bring out the blind people who have eyes, and the deaf who have ears. Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled
Isaiah 50:4 (NKJV)
“The Lord GOD has given Me The tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to hear as the learned.
Luke 7:22 (NKJV)
Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them.
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