Who Made the Lame Walk and the Blind See? Yeah, Then Why Are Our Churches So Empty of the Broken?

Joni Eareckson Tada is a Christian painter, author, and the singer for the Oscar-nominated (and later rescinded) title song of the movie “Alone Yet Not Alone.” She’s also quadriplegic, paralyzed from the shoulders down. Sounds tragic, doesn’t it? Well, one out of every six persons in the United States are considered physically disabled. Is one out of every six people in your church physically disabled? Yeah, not at our church either. What keeps these folks out of church, and how might we open our doors to share the Gospel with them? We might start by recognizing that their brokenness mirrors our own – as Joni Eareckson Tada writes in Disability and the Gospel. Check it out in the clip below.

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Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.