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A powerful article by Joni Eareckson Tada marking the 50th Anniversary of her diving accident. The article appeared on The Gospel Coalition site, please click HERE for the full article.
Here are some quotes from the article:
“I really would rather be in this wheelchair knowing Jesus as I do than be on my feet without him.”
A good word for the way we see folks in need:
“I wasn’t their spiritual project; I was their friend.”
Perspective on the sovereignty of the Father:
“But decades of study, paralysis, pain, and cancer have taught me to say, ‘It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees’ (Ps. 119:71).”
The purpose of suffering?
“If I were to nail down suffering’s main purpose, I’d say it’s the textbook that teaches me who I really am.”
“Suffering keeps knocking me off my pedestal of pride.”
“Ten words have set the course for my life: God permits what he hates to accomplish what he loves.”
Perspective on grace:
“The beauty of such grace is that it eclipses the suffering until one July morning; you look back and see five decades of God working in a mighty way.”
Please take the time to read the full article on The Gospel Coalition website.