I've decided to periodically post a few meaningful quotes from Why, O God?. Here are three, written by Joni Eareckson Tada, which hit me between the eyes last night. Enjoy . . .
- People with disabilities are driven to the cross by the overwhelming conviction that they have no other place to go. (Page 18)
- Disability ministry is a means of showcasing redemption to everyone, helping them learn how to respond to their own afflictions as well as helping them understand God's motives in their suffering. (Page 20)
- [An anticipated conversation between Joni and Jesus upon her entrance into heaven] “Lord Jesus, do you see that wheelchair over there? Well, you were right. When you put me in it, it was a lot of trouble. But the weaker I was in that thing, the harder I lean on you. And the harder I lean on you, the stronger I discovered you to be. I do not think I would ever have known the glory of your grace were it not for the weakness of that wheelchair. So thank you, Lord Jesus, for that. Now, if you like, you can send that thing off to hell.” (Page 324)