The Power of Example

  • Sept. 28, 2012
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Hi, this is Joni Eareckson Tada and I am so inspired by a young woman named Elaine – she recently suffered a spinal cord injury which left her a quadriplegic, like me. It's only been a year or so, but you'd never know that spending time with Elaine. She has quietly and sweetly yielded to God's will, without it seems, a hint of bitterness. Oh my goodness! I look back when I was first injured, and I was fit to be tied: fuming and frustrated and irritated with God's will for my life. To me? Elaine is a good example of Hebrews chapter 6 where we are told to “imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.” That’s what I want to do when I'm around Elaine. Even though she’s a new quad, she is a powerful example to me. Hey, try volunteering at one of our Family Retreats and you’ll be inspired by a lot of Elaines. Just go to

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