A video surfaced this week of a man named Ibrahim Hamato, who lost both of his arms in an accident at age 10.
Hamato was an avid table tennis player before losing his arms, and he decided to continue with the sport the best way he saw fit: using his mouth. You have to see the video to believe it.
Hamato, who lives in Egypt, was this week invited to the ZEN-NOH 2014 Web Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo, Japan.
Is this not an example of Christ blessing one of his children with the strength to perform a wonderful feat? The mental fortitude displayed by Hamato, to even continue to pursue the sport despite his misfortune, is something to marvel at.
Almost on a daily basis, we encounter barriers that make us feel as if it will be difficult to move forward, whether in relationships, professionally, academically, or any other arena. It’s stories like these that help us to put things in perspective and be appreciative of the strength that God has blessed us with.
Although Hamato’s physical strength has been severely compromised, he’s only been strengthened psychologically, which is truly a blessing.
Phillipians 4:13 “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”