• April 27, 2016
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and I wake up every morning with eternity in my crosshairs. I have my sights on heaven; it’s what keeps me going. True, 48 years of living in a wheelchair is incredibly challenging – especially at my age – but I think I’m a little like Jesus who, as it says in Hebrews 12, for the joy that was set before Him, endured His cross. Should I not endure mine? Especially when I consider the joy that’s awaiting me – the joy that my response to my wheelchair is accruing for me. Look, friend, the Bible says that your afflictions are winning for you a rich reward in heaven. That means every time you muster a godly response to your trials, your eternal joy becomes weightier, bigger, happier, and much more glorious. An old Puritan once said that a man’s greatest care should be focused on that place where he lives the longest. So join me in putting your sites on heaven, and living for joy.

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