If You Were Born Without Arms Would You Curse God?


A while back I highlighted a film called Wrestling For Jesus by Nathan Clarke.

If you haven’t seen it, you must. It’s fantastic.

Seriously, go buy it right now and watch it. You’ll be glad you did.

Anyway, Nathan’s latest short film, co-directed with John Harrison, is called A Day With Greg Buell.

It’s a short (only about 5 minutes long), but fascinating look into the life of a man born without arms and how he reconciles his Christian faith with the difficult cards he’s been dealt in life.

I especially love Buell’s blunt and honest take on Jesus’ response to the Pharisees that a man born blind was born that way for the glory of God.

I won’t spoil it for you, but I will say this.

If, like Greg, I had been born without arms, I don’t know if I would have the sort of dedication to faith that he does. I hope I would. I want to believe I would. But if I’m being honest, I have to wonder if I wouldn’t just toss out all my theological answers to the problem of evil, curse God, and wallow in my misery.

Now, I don’t know Greg Buell personally, but if this short film is any indication, he’s a much better man than me.

But I’m curious to know what you think about Greg’s testimony and/or how you would respond if you were in his shoes.

So, check out the video below, then let me know in the comments what you think about Greg’s story.