To be perfectly honest, I never pay much attention in Chapel. I sing, I sit and read a novel most days.
However, on Monday, I found myself being drawn into a heart-wrenching story about a sweet little boy. I laid my book aside, and watched the video about little Levi’s life, and could not stop the tears from streaming down my face.
Levi is truly a miracle of God. It is amazing to me how God has used this little boy’s life to bless so many.
When I saw that small 4-year-old boy get up on stage and saw the life and energy he had, I was encouraged and blessed in so many ways. As we sang “Happy Birthday” to him, I found myself thinking what an amazing God we serve.
However, in Chapel on Wednesday I was appalled by what was said about those mocking Levi. I was also quite angry that someone could make fun of such an amazing boy.
Levi has been through more in his four years on this earth than many of us will ever face in our lifetimes.
I know that part of the reason I was so angered by this is because my mother, who passed away in 1998, also had a “little arm.” She was born without her right arm from just below the elbow. She endured so many heartaches, and yet, like Levi, was a blessing to many. Most of her life she was made fun of simply because she was different.
I suppose I never will understand how someone can make fun of someone who is different, be it missing limbs, mental retardation, or other “abnormalities.”
I don’t understand how anyone could watch that video of little Levi laying in his ICU bed and not feel their heart breaking for him. I don’t understand how students attending a Christian University could look at Levi, a true miracle of God, and mock him.
I admire little Levi more than I can express and admire that family for their courage. I am just sorry that some people mocked Levi, and hope that he doesn’t remember that when he is older.
sophomore sociology, criminal justice major from Waco