Do your children ever wonder why God allows disability into some people’s lives? It’s even hard for adults to understand these trials. Join a young homeschool graduate on today’s Home School Heartbeat, as she talks with Mike Farris about how these questions hit especially close to home for her.
My guest this week is Krista Horning, who has written a book about her experience with a disability. Krista, it’s really good to have you on the program. Tell our listeners a little bit about yourself.
Well, thank you, Mike, again, it’s an honor to be here. I’m twenty-five years old, and live with my parents. I have Apert Syndrome, which causes abnormal growth of my skull, hands, and feet, and have lots of other problems with that, and after I finished homeschool, I volunteered and now work at a clinic that serves children with disabilities.
Well, you have faced some true affliction with courage and grace. How have you been able to do that?
Well, I know that God made me, and loves me, and He’s in control of everything, including Apert Syndrome. He is my refuge and my strength, even when I’m sad and hurting, He’s with me. God is good and wise in treating me as He has, for earthly life with pain, and eternal life with joy. II Corinthians 4:17 says, “For the slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory, beyond all comparison.” I wrote the book to thank God for His greatness, and encourage people with these amazing truths.
Krista, thank you so much for reminding us to trust God’s good design in everything. I’m Mike Farris.