Saturday, April 2, 2011

Autism and Christianity

Temple Grandin once said that people with Autism are unable to believe and understand religion in anyway shape or form. I am autistic and I am Christian and I tell you the truth that she is wrong. Just because someone is disabled doesn't mean they can't believe. My brother believes in Jesus and in GOD and he has sever autism. You see its not not people who help others to believe. Its GOD. It has always has been always will be. It takes GOD to believe in GOD. It takes GOD to learn about GOD. It takes GOD to know and understand GOD. It takes GOD to love GOD. GOD chooses the people. They never choose Him. No one seeks GOD on there own. No one ever has no one ever will. GOD chose me. I did not choose Him. I did not look for Him. Because of Him I believe. Because of GOD I love Him. GOD has no limitations. We have the limits. But we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. And don't dare say to those with special needs "if you had faith you would no longer have a disability." GOD created them and they are all fearfully and wonderfully made. GOD loves them to. GOD gave them that disability so that He will get glory in a new and different way. It's in John 9: 1 -3. It says (in New Living Translation) "As Jesus Walked along He saw a man who had been blind from birth. "Teacher" His disciples asked Him "why was this man born blind? Was it a result of his own sins or those of his parents?" ... "It was not because of his sins or his parents." Jesus answered. "He was born blind so the power of GOD could be seen in him." This is why I was born autistic or why anyone is born with whatever disability they have. GOD made me autistic. He wanted me to be so that He would get glory in a new and different way. Some people think that if someone is disabled GOD can't get through. Umm can't?? With GOD all things are possible. What is impossible for man is possible for GOD. Jesus said this. Some say it would just take to long for someone disabled to learn about the Bible. If your any sort of Christian at all then you would know 1 Corinthians 13:4 -13:8. "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy , it does not boast it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." So no the excuse it would take to long it will not do... Right now there is no special needs ministry at my Church. And for every rat you see there's 50 that you don't. There needs to be special needs Sunday school. Gluten free bread so that those who are allergic to gluten can take part in communion. For some who are either sensory seekers or sensory avoiders they might need special Sunday services. Or even those who aren't might struggle with Church services and need special services. I got nothin in mind at the moment of how it could be different so that they could take part. But I'm sure someone out there can think of something. There also needs to be something for special needs at the Celebrate Recovery's. I've seen stuff about all sorts of struggles except anything to do with struggling with any disability and havin the faith. You know that is very much a struggle. Faith and understanding of the Bible does not come easy to anyone disabled or not. That's where GOD comes in. He stands at the door and knocks. Are you gonna answer??


4 comments:

Thomas said...

Well done Jenny. Keep on doing the Lord's will. You are an inspiration :-)

Blessed2BaMommy said...

Good for you explaining this!!

CGblog said...

Our God is Spirit, and your physical state doesn't and cannot stop Him from moving. If someone is Autistic or disabled in any form, as long as he/she lives, he/she has the breathe of life from God in him/her. The person is disabled physically, but his/her spirit is intact. And that is what God connects with, not the body. Do you know God speaks to the wind and the wind obeys? Do you know God connects with the plants? Do you remember Jesus said "I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out" (Luke 19:40) that means God can relate to everything He created, both living and non-living thing. Both able,disable and autistic. The Lord God made them all and He has a way of putting His word, Love and wisdom into their hearts. Nice one Jenny, God Bless You.

The Last Six Brain Cells said...

Wonderful testimony!! Keep up the good work! The Lord speaks to our hearts in the language we understand!!