«Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them’ » (Psalm 126:2).
HAVE YOU HEARD of Tony Meléndez or have you been able to see him on the Internet? To me, he is a totally remarkable man who inspires me to praise God in a more real way even when I am going through adverse circumstances.
In fact, he helps me understand chat circumstances are not an impediment to praise Tony was born without arms because, while was pregnant with him, his mother took a medication that affected the fetus. Hence, Tony spent his childhood and adolescence feeling very sad because other people did not see him as a normal person However, he was a normal person; his disability did not prevent him from doing a great number of things. For example, he played almost everything with his ley and feet, and now that he is older, he drives and even writes.
His disability has not prevented him from marrying a beautiful young woman or adopting two children, either. However, most surprising of all is that Tony plays the guitar. It began as a game when he was a child and he grabbed his father’s guitar with his feet. It continued with him practicing six and seven hours a day until beautiful notes began to come from his guitar that, joined to his singing, raise hearts to heaven.
«I feel connected to God with my music,» says Tony, who is a Catholic Seeing him play with his feet and reflecting Christian joy and peace on his face despite his circumstances is an admirable example to He travels throughout the world with a very special message: whatever your circumstances may be (even if you do not have arms or legs), you can praise God. Praising Him is responding to all that He is with all that you are. Sometimes, that all is not perfect, but imperfect does not mean that it is not appreciated and approved of by God.
I leave you with these words written by Tony: You are my God and the Rock where I remain standing.
I find myself under Your blessed arms. You are my God, the first to forgive, always there. The God who is with us Lamb (Servant) of love.
He who died as a Conqueror at the hands of sin. The Savior who was resurrected. The shining light and the morning Star.