A word on disability and God’s sovereignty from Jim Elliff at Christian Communicators Worldwide: What does luck have to do with it?
Here’s a sample, on God’s sovereignty in the midst of suffering:
I know that it might seem insensitive to say that God is in control. But this is what the Bible teaches, like it or not. When we analyze national tragedy we sometimes recoil from the notion that God could be in control of His world. We seek to protect God from such an accusation. But the Scriptures don’t do this.
That’s exactly right! The Scriptures are unapologetic about God’s sovereignty over his creation.
I don’t know Jim, but Steve Burchett, who works with him, is a parent like many of us. Steve has a beautiful child with disabilities. So, Jim isn’t just writing a good piece using Joni Eareckson Tada’s life as an example. He’s also observing it up close in the life of his friend and colleague.
And that just makes this piece all the better.