Deaf Can “Forget Self and Live for Others”
Many Deaf are a good help to one another. Some are members of the National Association for the Deaf, Key Club, Anchor Club, or the Scouts. It is good for the Deaf to be involved in church and community affairs. One Deaf man told me that he was a member of a group that helped poor deaf people who need food and shelter. They specialize in giving and helping deaf people. They look for ways to “give” and not ways to “get.” They are not selfish. I respect those who give to help others in need. The Bible tells us to give and help when we see others have a need. “But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?” (I John 3:17).
In II Samuel 9:1, there is a good story of one who helped someone who could not help himself. King David promised his friend, Jonathan, that he would always remember his friendship. After Jonathan died, David said, “Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” They found a son of Jonathan named Mephiboseth who was crippled. David had him brought to his palace and told him to fear not because he would show him kindness because of his father, Jonathan. King David welcomed him into his palace and let him sit at his table. Deaf people need to be generous and kind to one another. Deaf need to share their love and kindness to others. I want to encourage you to join with me and let’s help other deaf people who have a physical, financial or spiritual need. God has blessed you, and now you can be a blessing to others.