Sunday, August 16, 2009

Joni's here

There are 22 Joni and Friends Family Retreats around the country this year, mostly in the summer. It is impossible for Joni Eareckson Tada to attend all of them, so we are privileged that God has given her strength and health to be with us this week.

She seems to thrive on connections
with others whose life is shaped with disability.

She lavishes her gifts of encouragement and empathy.
And always, her message is that God is sovereign, he is good, and he is faithful.

During a hymn sing with Joni, there is
always a time for the children to join her.

We are thrilled that Joni is here. But I can just hear her saying, "It's not important that I'M here. It's important that GOD is here."

1 comment: said...

And, I'm glad they both are here.