Friday, November 9, 2012


Nick Vujicic was born with no arms and legs. Yet he placed a ring on his bride's finger while she in turn placed a ring-bearing necklace around his neck.

Committed to being a devoted husband, the 29-year-old limbless preacher hoped to do all he could to be a blessing to Miyahara, who he believes is the greatest gift "after life, salvation, and a relationship with God."

Born with Tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs, Vujicic does not let his disability overtake his life, having learned how to write, use the computer, play tennis, drive, beat a drum, pen an autobiography, start his own nonprofit foundation, and even surf.

At every speaking engagement, he has been vocal about God's vital role in shaping and renewing his life, which was once full of depression and bitterness. "I found the purpose of my existence and also the purpose of my circumstance," he revealed. "There's a purpose for why you're in the fire."

Through his faith in God, whom he credits for turning his life around and giving him hope, Vujicic has touched millions of lives with his testimony, encouraging those who are broken and weak to trust in the Lord for provision and freedom.

"It's not about the outside. It is about being complete on the inside," he shared at a previous event in Seattle. "Because I have seen so many people complete on the outside but who don't know the truth. It is the truth that sets you free and who the son sets free is free indeed."

Just before he left on his honeymoon, he tweeted a message of praise to God, saying, "Here we go –WOO HOO! God is AWESOME!"

Credit: Christian Post News for this touching and inspiring story.


Dorothy Adamek said...

I love this man's testimony! "It's not about the outside. It is about being complete on the inside." Isn't that the essence of who we should strive to be?
Thanks for sharing, Rita. My kids have met Nick, during a visit he made to their school. I don't think you forget such an encounter.
Dotti :)

Rita Galieh said...

You're so right Dottie. Isaw Nick being interviewed on 60 Minutes and they showed the end of his presentation with all the high schoolers walking to the front where he sat on the edge of the stage. Every one of them gave him a hug. It was so moving. Such a wonderful testimony of God's power in a man who has overcome more than we'll ever know.