Joni’s Witness in Suffering

Tonight during a live, National Day of Prayer special webcast, Joni Eareckson Tada beautifully shares about suffering and spirituality. Joni, a 46 year-long quadriplegic, candidly articulates her extreme challenges of simply starting a new day. She admits that just before receiving her first cup of coffee and being hoisted from her bed thoughts of beginning a new day can overwhelm her.

As a suffering woman of strong faith, Joni recognizes her need to combat enemy advances. Her strategies of singing hymns of faith, quoting Scriptures and praying for the less fortunate comprise just some of her spiritual warfare arsenal.

With her mission to the disenfranchised including the elderly and physically challenged, Joni makes the tremendous effort to arise each morning to accomplish God’s work. She relies on the power of Christ to give her the strength so desperately needed. When a woman of God who painfully endures quadriplegia for decades continues to reach out to assist the suffering, God is mightily at work.

Question: Are we Christians with full working limbs eager to greet a new day, expectant to serve the suffering for the cause of Christ?  

“For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required.” (Luke 12:48b)

 

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About Our Dark Night of the Soul: Finding Solace Through Suffering

Our Dark Night of the Soul: Finding Solace Through Suffering shares the true story about a sudden family tragedy. As author of the book to be published in the summer of 2014, the true account tells of my sister being rear ended by a drunk driver. She barely survives the high speed crash being left to live as a quadriplegic. Written from a brother's perspective, the manuscript shares the heartfelt story of ongoing physical and emotional pain experienced by both victim and family. Only through God's grace can a family survive such a tragedy!
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One Response to Joni’s Witness in Suffering

  1. christiansbuy@ccybernet.com says:

    suffering and spirituality——- beautiful Witness Joni—– Finding Solace Through Suffering

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