Man Without Limbs: I Need God for More than Arms, Legs


By Michelle A. Vu

A man born without limbs said he needed God for more than arms and legs at the Harvest event in Seattle on Sunday.

Nick Vujicic, a man born without arms or legs, speaks to Greg Laurie about how he can still be joyful in Christ despite his physical state, at the Seattle Harvest event on Sunday, November 7, 2010, in Seattle, Washington.

Some 15,000 people attended the Seattle Harvest event at the Key Arena on Sunday, November 7, 2010,in Seattle,Washington, o.

Nick Vujicic, a Christian motivational speaker, said he gave his life to Jesus Christ at the age of 15 when he read the story of the blind man and Jesus in John 9. When people asked Jesus why the man was born blind, he said it is for the works of God to be revealed through him.

“He healed the physical body of the blind man (in John 9). But what I said to God is, ‘I don’t know what your plan is, but I trust you. I need you not just for arms and legs, [but] I need peace. I need forgiveness. I need purpose,” said Vujicic, president of the non-profit Life Without Limbs, to Greg Laurie at the Seattle Harvest event.

Vujicic, who was born with no arms or legs, shared his inspiring story to a crowd of 15,000 at the Key Arena in Seattle on Sunday. More than 93,000 people watched the event online and 1,692 accepted the invitation at the end of the night to commit their lives to Jesus.

Over the three days of Seattle Harvest 2010, 39,000 people attended in person, 162,717 watched the webcast, and 4,225 made decisions for Christ.

The Australian born motivational speaker, who has inspired thousands of people worldwide, shared that when God does not grant a person the miracle they prayed for (Vujicic had prayed for his arms and legs to miraculously grow), God can perform another kind of miracle.

“God can still use you to be a miracle for someone else to bring them to the truth and knowledge of Jesus Christ,” he said…


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