Friday, October 24, 2008

A Boy and his Dad


A Dad and his boy can be symbolized in so many ways, however I like this view. Here we have a Dad and his son: there is no indication of height, looks, or ethnicity. Both of these guys could be Cary Grant look alikes and live in a $500,000 house or two guys living in an apartment on $30,000 a year. We cannot tell if anyone has Down Syndrome, all we see is a boy trying to be like his Dad. Is this not the way we should look at these two? Both individuals are made in God's image, as the Scriptures say, "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female he created them" (Genesis1:27) Thus both individuals are similarly priceless in the eyes of God and thus should be priceless in our eyes as well. We spend too much time judging people by how they look, what they can do for us, whether or not they are "useful" to society. This criteria is twisted and warped. We need to see all human beings as God's special creation with a destiny known only to God and not to man. We must respect the deep responsibilty that a Dad has to train his child in the way he will go. In our own lives, let us all walk with our children and show them the way. And let's not get in the way of others who want to do the same.

4 comments:

June Berger said...

Amen, how cute :o)

Collin and Amanda said...

Nicely put! :)

Amanda (RR)

Leah said...

Ok, now that was a VERY cool post! I just found your blog via RR, and think I'll stick around awhile. I'm Leah, mom to several, one of whom is Angela who is 12 and has DS.

KellyL said...

Thanks Leah-- my husband did that post. He has a way with words. I am hoping he will continue to post now and again.