“Special Needs”

There’s a term in the politically correct community that is incorrect.  That term is, “special needs”.  I will address this from a Biblical worldview.

First of all, I won’t pretend that I don’t have special needs that others don’t.  Just the same, others have special needs that I don’t.  However, to use the term, “special needs” as a label to represent people with disabilities is a misrepresentation of who we are.

Speaking for myself;  I don’t have any desire to be anymore special than the person next to me whether they have a disability or not.    The only reason I am special is because I was created by the same God as everyone else.  In God’s eyes, that makes us all special to Him.  “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”  Psalm 139:14 ESV

Secondly,  we were all created with the same purpose;

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”  Ephesians 2:10 ESV

The second word in the term, is “needs”.  While my needs may differ than many, they are no different to me than your needs are to you.  I was born with the same needs as I have today. The fact is, we all have needs.   As a person with Spina Bifida, my needs can be vastly different than a person who was disabled due to an injury.   But that doesn’t make them any more special than mine.  

As a Christian, there is one Special Need that out does any other the world can offer.   That need is to be saved by the savior of the world; Jesus Christ.  

The Apostle Paul said it best: “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches and glory in Christ Jesus”    Philippians 4:19

“…in Christ Jesus”.    

Who really has special needs?   We all need Jesus.  Can’t get any more special than that. 









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