June 10, 2024

Good morning, Church Family and Friends,

Many of you will know the name of Joni Eareckson Tada.  Joni was young, beautiful, and athletic.  While diving into a lake one day, she struck a rock, and the resulting paralysis left her a quadriplegic.  Her testimony has become worldwide through her books and the movie about her life.

One desperate night she begged a friend to give her some pills so she could die.  The friend refused, and blurted out, “Joni, Jesus knows how you feel.  You’re not the only one who has been paralyzed; he was paralyzed, too.”

Joni glared at her.  “Cindy, what are you talking about?” she said.

“It’s true, Joni.  Remember, he was nailed to the cross.  His back was raw with beatings.  How he must have longed to move — to change his position, to redistribute his weight, but he couldn’t move.  Joni, he knows how you feel.”

Later, Joni reflected on how the encounter changed her life.

Do you remember the change it made in your life when you realized what Jesus had done for you?  Is anything we can give in return enough when we consider what Jesus has given us?

Consider today the great gift that is yours,

Bruce Jones, Pastor

Imagine Church

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