Before the age of 2, Helen Keller was stricken with a disease (the doctors don’t agree as to what it was) that left her permanently blind and deaf. If you’ve not seen it, the movie The Miracle Worker, with Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, is an excellent story of the beginning of her story. Today’s attached devotional will reveal the secret of how she became one of the most celebrated women in the world! God bless you!
Because of Calvary,
Philippians 4:11 (ESV)
11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
“If I regarded my life from the point of view of the pessimist, I should be undone. I should seek in vain for the light that does not visit my eyes and the mastic that does not ring in my ears. I should beg might and day and never be satisfied. I should sit apart in awful solitude, a prey to fear and despair. But since I consider it a duty to myself and to others to be happy, I escape a misery worse than any physical deprivation.” [Helen Keller in Don’t Forget to Sing in the Lifeboats and 366 Other Bits of Uncommon Wisdom for Uncommon Times compiled by Kathryn & Ross Petras, (New York: Workman Publishing, 2009), p. 190]