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Joni Eareckson Tada is a Christian painter, author, and the singer for the Oscar-nominated (and later rescinded) title song of the movie “Alone Yet Not Alone.”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.