Crossway and Desiring God did a wonderful video of Pastor John reading The Innkeeper. This book is very precious to me, and this reading is beautiful.
The story is very hard, as life can be. It is important to watch it to the very end.
And, yes, I think I find extra pleasure that this story includes a person with a disability, though how he became disabled is horrifying.
From Pastor John’s blog posting on The Innkeeper:
In the poem called The Innkeeper, I tried to imagine what might have happened when the soldiers came. And what Jesus might have said if he showed up 30 years later to talk to the innkeeper about it. It’s fiction. But its aim is truth and hope and joy.
Desiring God and Crossway Books have teamed up to make a new video recording of my reading of this poem. We hope it will touch some deep place in your heart, perhaps through a wound.