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Nick and his son, Kiyoshi

Nick and his son, Kiyoshi

Born without arms and legs, Nick Vujicic is a living demonstration of the power of God to use our human weaknesses and failures to transform our lives, inspire others, and fulfill God’s purpose in our lives.

Nick is a young man who uses his limbless body to achieve many activities that we take for granted throughout our lives—walk, swim, surf, kick a ball, sky dive, develop careers, fall in love, marry, and have children.

Nick knows hardships, struggles, failures, depression, self-doubt, and thoughts of suicide, yet through his faith in God, he is able to overcome his trials and inspire millions of people around the world as an author, evangelist, motivational speaker, and now as an actor.

In this short dramatic film, “The Butterfly Circus,” he portrays a young man who, despite being considered a “freak” by others, discovers that he is a person of value with a unique purpose in life. Please enjoy this video, and be sure to view it in full screen mode.

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Nick Vujicic is a living example of 2 Corinthians 12:9—in which the Apostle Paul pleads with God three times to take away an infirmity, a “thorn in the flesh,” only to be told by God, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (New international Version, NIV)

Paul finally accepts his infirmity and says, “Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (NIV)

Nick’s obvious weaknesses are his lack of arms and legs from birth—a fact that could have caused some parents to abort him when he was still a fetus or reject him and hide him away in some institution as a useless, unproductive freak of nature.

But as in the life of the Apostle Paul, God is using this young man with half a body and is empowering him in a mighty way to storm the gates of hell and win many souls for Christ as seen in this video of a church service in San Diego, California, at which Nick preached.

This is a powerful and moving demonstration of the miracles and life-changing events that can happen when we allow God to use us, despite our human weaknesses, shortcomings, and failures.

I encourage you to watch the video to the end. You will be inspired and blessed.

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