Thanks to the example of Joni Eareckson Tada I knew that God could do great things through people with disabilities, but for the first 20 years of my life I wanted little to do with disability. Despite my need for a power wheelchair, limited fine motor skills and significant visual impairment, I wanted to lead a "normal" life as far away from disability as possible.
Suffering isn't always to be identified with disability, but in many cases it is a real part of the lives of people with disabilities and their families. Timothy Keller, pastor at Redemer Presbyterian Church in New York City published a book this month titled Walking with God through Pain and Suffering. There are many books on suffering [...]