Greg Abbott, the Republican Governor of Texas, just proved he is a man of class and integrity.
Someone on Twitter told him that God put him in a wheelchair and his response was one for the ages.
FOX News reports:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s stunning response to ‘God put you in a wheelchair’ tweet
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has been attacked and mocked before by his political opponents for being in a wheelchair, so it’s no surprise he had the perfect response this week when someone suggested his disability was caused by God.
Abbott, 62, was left paralyzed from the waist down after a 1984 freak accident involving an oak tree falling on him during a jog in Houston. He has used a wheelchair ever since.
On Friday, he tweeted an inspirational video of a young man in a wheelchair climbing up an indoor wall with the caption: “Never quit. Never give up. Overcome any challenge.”
One person replied: “So great to see but if I ever end up in a wheelchair I’m just ending it.”
Abbott responded by reflecting on his own experiences: “That’s what I thought before I ended up in a wheelchair. I’ve done more AFTER the accident that left me paralyzed than before that accident. With God all things are possible.”
But then someone tweeted back to the governor: “God put you in a wheelchair Greg.”
See the tweets below:
Never give up
Overcome any challenge pic.twitter.com/iVuAW0SY7a
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) November 23, 2019
God didn’t cause the accident that left me paralyzed, but He did help me persevere over that enormous challenge.
I’m a testament that the glory of God is revealed by a young man’s back being broken in half and still rising up to be Governor of Texas.
With God all is possible. https://t.co/HIstfddxuk
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) November 24, 2019
Abbott is a great governor and deserves respect.
Texas is lucky to have him.