I kept a book close at hand in 2010, Pearls of Great Price. A devotional by Joni Erickson Tada a quadriplegic woman who has lived in a wheelchair as many years as I’ve been alive!😱
Her story “Joni” is quite interesting and the wisdom she has gleaned over the years rather amazing. She “walked with me” through my husband’s cancer surgeries, teaching me joy in the midst of pain. She explained her lessons had come at a great price, so she could not keep them to herself.
It’s intriguing to me that God doesn’t just give to one person for hoarding-sake. He expects us to share all things: our pain, joy, hope, love… the comfort by which He has comforted us (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). And like loaves and fish they go out to multiply, blessing others.
Gifts gleaned through trials, are not just for me. These nuggets are to be passed on, which in turn help another who’s struggling to see the light. An endless cycle of receiving from God and passing along, causing beautiful ripples that grow larger and wider.
My story of hope and healing has been shared here. I pray it will bless you and encourage you to share God’s Faithfulness with someone else.