Spiritual Aspect of Autism

John 10:10-29King James Version (KJV)

10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly

I watched the movie Prisoners featuring Hugh Jackman. It is a riveting movie that follows two families that had their baby girls kidnapped. The children were locked in a room and given drugs. They were told that the only way they could go home is if they completed the puzzle book. I can’t even begin to think who on earth thought this twisted movie through. It seems too evil. The children seemed trapped in their own minds. They were truly physical and mental prisoners.

When the kidnapper was approached by dad, she explained, Making children disappear is the war we wage with GodMakes people lose their faithTurns them into demonslike you” I was like WHAT THE HECK? What a heart wrenching movie because there are crazies like this who are roaming on this earth.

After the end of the movie, the wheels in my head continued to turn. I then thought of how similar the situation was to my daughter. She seems to be a prisoner both physically and mentally. I know that people say that the kids on the spectrum do what they do intentionally, but I beg to differ. Why on earth would a child bang their head…day in day out on a wall. There is something…be it a chemical imbalance or whatever.

Children are beautiful souls. So innocent. We hear of them being “the hope and leaders for tomorrow”. Michael Jackson also sang that the children are our future. What better way than for the devil to “KILL, STEAL AND DESTROY” these precious souls. He is corrupting the view of children. Does the average person see a child with ASD as a hope?

Jesus loves the little children. It shows when he told the disciples to let the children come to him. What a loving God. All of these children on the spectrum have a plan from God. His will is to make them prosper.

After this movie, I went on with life. I hadn’t learned the lesson yet. So as usual, God found another way to speak to me. I remember asking God to give me a message and 1 week later…oh boy didn’t he speak. He underlined the spiritual aspect of healing for my daughter. I think I was focusing so much on the routines of biomedical that I totally forgot to actually STOP and continue to claim healing for my daughter.

At this juncture, I also read in the bible about Jesus healing a boy with a mute spirit. In Mark 9:14-29, the father of the boy explains that the son got the issue at childhood (regression) and became mute. He also seemed to have seizures (a third of children with ASD suffer from epilepsy as well). The good news is that Jesus healed him. I don’t think this is all pure coincidence. I believe that we serve the SAME GOD- today, tomorrow and forever. What he did then, he can do now.

I was floored by the revelations that God has been teaching me, day after day. He is opening the eyes to my heart and soul. We serve a mighty God. I pray that God continues to remove the scales of ASD on my daughter until COMPLETE healing is achieved. Amen!

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