The Point: Joni’s Walk with Jesus

Fifty years ago, everything changed for her. For the Colson Center, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

On the same weekend in 2012 that Chuck Colson fell ill and ultimately went home to the be with the Lord, we recognized Joni Eareckson Tada as a modern-day William Wilberforce.

And recently, in an interview with Christianity Today, Joni looked back on fifty years since a diving accident left her bound to a wheelchair, recalling how she discovered a depth of trust in Christ she never knew before, and embraced the higher priorities of God than just healing our bodies.

In the decades since her accident, Joni has created and has led one of the most effective ministries on behalf of those with disabilities. She’s helped draft historic legislation, opened hearts and minds, and inspired millions with her painting and singing.

She’s also become a fierce opponent of the culture of death, fighting assisted suicide and euthanasia, which devalue and destroy lives made in God’s image. Thank God for Joni Eareckson Tada, and may she continue to prove His power is made perfect in our weakness.

 

Resources

After 50 Years in a Wheelchair, I Still Walk with Jesus
  • Kelli B. Trujillo | Christianity Today | July 2017

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  • Patsy Ann Fulton

    Yes we are an affiliate for Joni in Ghana West Africa. We too have heard, seen and prayed for Joni as she went through life for many years, even cancer. God has been her dependence for many years and so thank that she shows us her scriptures that she looks at each day to help her “go through the day”. We work with the disabled here in Ghana and helping them and others that are “injured” with the Word of God. Trusting in God, the Father and Jesus, The Son everyday of the week. In His Service, Patsy Ann Fulton