I want to start on this journey of ‘Because she Does’ I thought it would be appropriate to start with her. As her beauty is far from what the world thinks is beautiful, yet she is more beautiful than anyone I have met.
I love my sister Shae, she is consistently happy, loving, selfless and caring- yet she is unique. Shae was born into a world of trails, confined with cerebral palsy, mental retardation, being deaf/mute and to add to it she suffers from the failure to swallow voluntarily.
However, these things do not stop her from being a beautiful woman and being able to reach out and touch others lives. She is ready and willing to come to anyone that crosses her path to try and brighten it, yet others are not so willing to love her back. Despite people’s coldness, she goes on with her perfect, childlike love.
I am reminded of a letter that was sent to us from a friend concerning Shae- as you read this you might know of some like my sister or can relate it somehow to your own life. Whatever the case, it is an incredible and it can change your life. oh and you might need a box of tissues…
“I felt uneasy, lacked understanding, and knew not just who was taking me by the hand. I walked in and Nathan walked over to me, gave me a hug. Then she took my hand and led me over to the table. How stupid can I be, my only thought was, 'When is she going to let go of my hand."
I was so concerned about my own feelings that I was unable to feel, what it was she was trying to say. I thought about it as I drove home. I looked into her eyes, and yet still I did not hear what she was saying. Thinking about my patriarchal blessing while driving home, it hit me, what she was trying to say, what I was not hearing. The weakness' of her body that she fights each and every day, to say. "I love you. God Loves you..."
Oh, how could I be so foolish. The moment our hands touched, I felt it, heard it, knew it and yet would not. She came to this Earth, to be a missionary to all who will listen. I say to all, come and hear what she has to proclaim. But I warn you, do not try to hear her with your physical ears for her mortal body like ours, weak and lacking perfection.
No, you will not hear what she has to say with your physical ears, only when you become deaf to the things of this world, will you hear her beautiful testimony. Only when you allow your flesh to be quickened by the Spirit will you see her angelic body and hear her angelic voice proclaiming:
"God lives. He knows us all by name. God Loves us all. I love you all. I know that the day will come when 'Every knee shall bow,every tongue shall confess, that He is the Christ, the Redeemer of all Mankind. I know who I am. I know the day will come when my body will be made whole."
How many of are Heavenly Siblings have seen her and yet have not seen her for who she really is. I don't even know her name only that she is 27 years old. I have no doubt she has touched more lives in those 27 years than I will have touched, by the time I turn 27. She is more beautiful then words can describe. I only hope I can have the chance to get to know her better. Truly her love for Heavenly Siblings is strong.”
Amen. Words escape me, because it’s said perfectly.
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