Recently, a friend sent me a URL and a very short email. “Check this one out,” it said. “PLEASE WATCH: R. C. Sproul, Chuck Colson, & Joni Eareckson Tada talk about families & disabilities.”
What Could R.C. Sproul, Chuck Colson, & Joni Eareckson Tada Have in Common?
Since I wondered what those three people have in common, I clicked on When Disability Hits Home and began watching a very compelling video. Joni, who’s been in a wheelchair since a diving accident at age eighteen, narrates the episode. It’s part of her Joni & Friends Television Series. In this show, Sproul and Colson share the stories of their special needs grandchildren.
Does God Know What He’s Doing?
But the episode doesn’t stop with their stories. Colson, a well-known Christian writer, talks about how his grandson’s autism changed them and affected his faith. Sproul, a prominent Christian theologian, shares the answers that have provided comfort and hope as his granddaughter wrestles with a brain disorder.
What Do You Think?
Whether or not you agree with Colson or Sproul, this program is thought-provoking. It doesn’t shy away from the hard questions asked by parents of special needs kids. I encourage you to watch it and see what you think. Then come back and leave a comment for all of us. This could be a lively discussion!
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