And I can't help but get a lump in my throat when I think that Lucas' dad decided his son's story was important enough to share. Share with people like me and you.
No doubt about it. Your thinking will be illumined by the "light" shared in Light from Lucas. You will learn about a family whose hearts are settled and whose peace is profound. Don't worry, though - it's not sugar-coated; there are plenty of hard places with which you'll identify. The most important thing is, you just may end up deciding, If Lucas can make it, by the grace of God, overcome his limitations, I can, too.
Joni Eareckson Tada
It's part of the territory that comes with living in a wheelchair.
It's what Lucas and his family face everyday. But like the Vander Plaats family, I choose to think that people's unspoken questions are, for the most part, good-natured. That's because the author of Lessons from Lucas and I, as followers of Jesus, are constrained to think the best of others. We are called to be on display (as any Christian is). We are encouraged by God's Word to smile from the inside-out as the strength of God shows up bountifully through our special challenges. When people eye Lucas in his wheelchair - when people see the smiles on the faces of Bob, Darla and their sons, I believe they are thinking, What an amazing family. How great their God must be to inspire such faith and confidence.