John Bunyan, the author of Pilgrim’s Progress, mentions only one of his six children in his memoirs – Mary. Born blind in 1650, her story still intrigues us nearly 350 years later. When her father was imprisoned for unlawful preaching, it was 10-year-old Mary who traveled the streets of Bedford each day, bringing soup to her father in prison.
Mary developed a fierce determination for independence, after spending years proving that she was not hindered by her blindness. Only when she admitted that she needed help did she turn to the Lord; the Source of all strength.