In 1982, Nick Vujicic (Voy-jich) was born without any arms or legs. In spite of this condition, though, Nick believes in living life fully.
- How might you respond if you had a similar disability? Do you think you would live life to the fullest, or would you choose to live in anger at your condition? (Give your students a chance to respond to this question.)
- How do you think Nick’s faith in God might shape his life and actions? (Give your students a chance to respond to this question.)
While it would’ve been easy to live in anger or apathy because of his condition, Nick battled physical limitations and feelings of isolation to live out his faith in God. In adulthood, Nick founded Life Without Limbs, a non-profit ministry that has helped over one million people decide to follow Jesus! Nick also married his wife and now has four children. As a family, they live a life of adventure and devotion to Jesus.
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Nick Vujicic 2 | if you don’t get a miracle become one
- Are you surprised by Nick’s joy and willingness to be used by God in spite of his condition? Why or why not? (Answers will vary.)
Although Nick could have chosen a life of bitterness, he instead chose whole-hearted devotion to God. Over one million people’s lives have been changed because of Nick’s decision to let God use him!
Keeping our eyes up, pressing on toward the prize, giving ourselves fully to the work at hand despite obstacles—these are incredibly challenging tasks, but they are exactly what God wants for each one of His children.
In this week’s lesson, we’ll look at someone who kept his focus on God rather than the opposition at hand. Let’s take a look.
Life Without Limbs- Nick Vujicic Ministries