We are still continuing on with the My Little Devotional Book journey. What I am about to share to you guys is the third ‘chapter’ in the aforementioned book, and here is what this chapter says:
Many people know how Helen Keller overcame the difficult physical challenge of being rendered deaf, dumb and blind after a fever as a baby, and how she eventually learned to communicate, learning Braille. Her life inspired millions, one of her ardent admirers being Mark Twain. She was invited to visit every US President at the White House from her childhood on.
What many people don’t know, however, is how hard Helen worked as an adult. After graduating with honours from Radcliffe College, she worked to help others until her death at the age of eighty-eight. She wrote numerous articles. She gave lectures for the American Foundation for the Blind, and she helped raise a fund of some two million dollars for this foundation. On her eightieth birthday, the American Foundation for Overseas Blind honoured her by announcing the Helen Keller International Award for those who gave outstanding help to the blind.
Not only are each of us called to overcome our own faults, weaknesses and limitations, but we are asked to exercise our strengths. ‘Just surviving’ isn’t what we are challenged to do. We are destined to use our talents for God’s purposes, putting all our minds, our hearts and energy to the work He sets before us.