Singing with Christopher

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Nov. 7, 2014
  • Joni's Posts, Christian Institute on Disability, Video Archives

Watch as Christopher and I sing his favorite song, “Open the Eyes of My Heart.” This song has special significance when Christopher sings it because he is blind and has autism… through his song he’s teaching us to see things the way that God does – through the heart. Christopher was born prematurely at 26 weeks and only weighed 1 lb and 12 oz. When he was adopted, his parents Steve and Christine realized that Christopher had perfect pitch. He has since sung at various events and has inspired thousands with his story. That’s why I am so thrilled that Christopher will be singing at the Global Access Conference in February 2015. Won’t you join us as we worship together and inspire one another to advance disability ministry? Register today!


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Truly inspirational ,the holy spirit will use this young man to bring many to Jesus & through him Jesus will be glorified,thank you for sharing this video,I am blessed!!
  • Nov. 18, 2014
  • 3:54 p.m.
  • Kathie Green
I was about to be jealous and then noticed that Christopher will be at Global Access! So exciting. What an amazing and gifted young man who points the way to the goodness of our God!
  • Nov. 9, 2014
  • 9:48 p.m.
  • Kara
Hooray for Christopher! That was absolutely super and such a blessing to my evening here on the east coast. Hooray for Joni , too.
  • Nov. 8, 2014
  • 4:53 p.m.
  • Cathy michaels
Thank you for sharing this. It brightened my day.
  • Nov. 8, 2014
  • 7:56 a.m.
  • Judy
What a lovely song - and I definitely think that Christopher may have a singing career ahead of him. God Bless You Both! Nicole
  • Nov. 8, 2014
  • 7 a.m.
  • Nicole Allen
I have played this clip over and over today. Christopher is a delightful young man, with a beautiful voice and such a sense of joy radiating from him. Thank you for posting this Joni - it's so encouraging.
  • Nov. 8, 2014
  • 3:44 a.m.
  • Bronwyn Rappeneker
Wonderful! What a Blessing!!!!
  • Nov. 7, 2014
  • 12:04 p.m.
  • Shelley Messenger
Beautiful! What a blessing! Thank you for sharing.
  • Nov. 7, 2014
  • 9:12 a.m.
  • Heather