Saturday, September 26, 2009

Joni Eareckson Tada

You may be familiar with the story of Joni Eareckson Tada.
In 1967, at the age of 17, a diving accident left 17-year-old her a
"quadriplegic in a wheelchair, unable to use her hands. After two years of rehabilitation, Joni re-entered the community with new skills and a fresh determination to help others in similar situations."

But this determination didn't immediately happen. Joni wanted to blame God and ask "Why?" her paralyzing accident occurred.

A turning point came the evening that a close friend, Cindy told her, "Joni, you aren't the only one. Jesus knows how you feel - why He was paralyzed too." Cindy described how Jesus was fastered to the cross, paralyzed by the nails.

A reminder that Jesus is along side us as we travel through life's interrupted expectations.

If you are not familiar with Joni, I suggest that you read her story as she learned to use her paralyzing situation to bless others and praise God.
40019: Joni: An Unforgettable Story
Joni: An Unforgettable Story

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