A Burning Question

Q. One of my children is disabled. He is deaf, slightly vision impaired, and slightly learning disabled. My son is 12 years old and he has accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He did so at the age of 10 years old. He has asked me since getting saved if his spirit will be disabled too. He wants to know if when his disabled body dies and his spirit leaves his body to go home to Jesus will it be “whole”? Basically, he knows his body doesn’t work because it is broken in certain places. He wants to believe that when his spirit leaves his body that his spirit will see, hear, understand, etc…normally. He does not want his spirit to be disabled like his body.

I want to tell him this is true, but I am not sure. I don’t want to say something to him that is not true. Your time on this question is so appreciated, not only to me, but to a 12 year old boy who’s life up until now has not been easy nor will his future be.

A. You can confidently tell your son that his spirit is normal and whole now and will remain so upon leaving his earthly body, which is the part of him that’s not functioning properly. But even better than that is when he gets a new body in the rapture it will also be perfect (1 Cor. 15:51-53) and he’ll soon forget what it was like to have been disabled. And best of all is that he won’t have to wait very long for that to happen. Tell him to hang in there. This will all be over soon.

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