Nick Vujicic was born without arms or legs, but he hasn’t let it stop him from changing lives — one young life in particular.
The Christian evangelist and motivational speaker left a speaking engagement in Kuala Lumpur and was driving to his next destination, when he met an unexpected friend. A Malaysian Muslim couple had driven seven hours to see him, patiently waiting to meet him with their young daughter who also was born without limbs.
He related the story of “divine appointment” on his Facebook page:
Friends, I have an incredible story to share about a family I met in Kuala Lumpur.
When they heard I would be speaking in Kuala Lumpur, they drove seven hours to come try and meet me, only to arrive and find the speaking event was already filled. After patiently waiting more than 4 hours for us to leave the venue, they managed to track down which van I was in. That in itself was no easy task, as there was quite a bit of commotion exiting the event, and our convoy was made up of three different vans which carry the team and our gear.
They followed behind us, planning on saying hello whenever we reached our destination. When we stopped for fuel, they came running out of their car. Our host, Joshua, saw them coming up to the van and said to me, “Wow, you’ll never believe what I’m seeing. There’s a family with a girl who has no arms and no legs, and they’re coming to see you.”
We all immediately recognized that moment as a divine appointment.
Her mother was crying, her father’s face face shining with joy. My heart was so drawn to them, even after chatting for just a short while. After a few hugs and kisses, and praying together, I invited them back to our hotel for a meal and some fellowship. There I learned that her nickname is actually Nik, her father is a doctor, and her mother is nurse. Like my own family, they had no idea Nik would be without limbs until she was born. We had a great discussion over dinner, and I look forward to keeping in touch and encouraging them as much as possible in the future.
It’s meetings like these that remind me how love can bring together some of the most diverse people. I love that love knows no bounds.
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
-1 Corinthians 13:1