You Are Significant


Whose weakness was turned to strength.
Hebrews 11:34


Joni Eareckson Tada writes: 'In her quiet sanctuary Diane turns her head slightly on the pillow, toward the corkboard on the wall. Her eyes scan each photo. Every torn piece of paper carefully pinned in a row. She's praying. The creeping limitations of multiple sclerosis encroach further each year. Her fingers are curled and rigid. Her voice is barely a whisper. People might look at her and say, "What a shame. Her life has no meaning." But Diane is convinced that her life is significant; that her labour of prayer counts. She moves mountains that block the paths of missionaries, helps open the eyes of the spiritually blind in Southeast Asia, pushes back the kingdom of darkness that blackens the alleys of the gangs in East Los Angeles Diane is on the front lines, advancing the Kingdom of God.

This woman sees her place in the world. It doesn't matter that others may not recognise her significance. In fact she's not unlike Emily in Our Town who signs her address as: Grover's Corner, New Hampshire, United States of America, Western Hemisphere, Planet Earth, Solar System, The Universe, Mind of God. In the 'mind of God'...that's about as significant as you can get! Someone has said, "Being counts more than doing, the singer more than the song. We had better stop looking for escape hatches, for this is our hatchery." It's my prayer that you will discover the significance that has been yours all along as a child of the King. You may not be able to know the full meaning of every event, but you can know that every event is meaningful; and that you are significant!'
Excerpt from UCB Word for Today. Free issues are available here.

Comments

What a great post. I truly enjoyed and was blest by reading it. Thank you so much. connie from Texas
Love Joni, such great insight...

Thanks for posting! God hears and answers prayer!
Wanda said…
What a wonderful post. Yes joni is quite the inspiration! Thanks for sharing those thoughts. :)
Gudl said…
Very nice Word for today!
I am glad that I am a Princess of the King ;-)
Wanda said…
I had to come back and look at the leaf! You will know why if you check my Sunday Post. I think your leaf inspired some of that post!
:)
Yes, the fact that God knows the thoughts He thinks towards me (Jer 29:11)- makes me feel significant beyond belief.
Rosy said…
What a very powerful post!

Thanks I needed that, also I am adding your blog to my link area at my blog. :)
Sharon said…
Wow, so awesome. I love Joni :)