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)