What a Roller Coaster Ride with my Autistic Son Taught Me about My Heavenly Father

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“Connor understands more than he lets on.” If I’ve heard that once I’ve heard it 1000 times. I believe it’s true. Autism might have left my son’s world silent but his mind is very active. People who spend any time interacting with him soon come to realize that there’s a lot going on upstairs.

But how much does he really understand? How much can he comprehend of this world around him? That’s always a big concern for us and it was in the forefront of our minds when we took Connor and Grace to Holiday World a few weeks ago. Continue reading

The Glory of God THUNDERS!

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It’s Thundering as I Write This

In fact, it was the thunder that woke me up this morning. I laid there listening to the power of its roars and trying to go back to sleep. I love sleeping during a storm. For some reason I find it calming and reassuring. As I tried to go back to sleep my mind kept taking me to Psalm 29.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
    the God of glory thunders,
    the Lord, over many waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
    the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
Psalm 29:3-4

As you read Psalm 29 you can almost imagine the thunder between the stanzas. I wonder if David wrote this one, not for musical accompaniment but for the accompaniment of a thunderstorm.

The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
    the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
Psalm 29:7-8

I preached through Haggai recently. I think about God’s message to Zerubbabel at the end of that little book. He promised him, “I am about to shake the heavens and the earth.” In other words, “I’m going to rock your world.” The storm reminds us of God’s power to change. To change our circumstances, to change our lives–even to change how we see ourselves.

God’s message from Zerubbabel becomes a powerful message to us. A message that God has chosen us. You can hear my message at this link.

 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
    the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.
May the Lord give strength to his people!
    May the Lord bless his people with peace!
Psalm 29:10-11

There is One that is greater than the storm. My prayer for you is that whatever storm is in your life, whatever flood threatens to carry you off, know that the Lord gives you strength and that he blesses you with peace.

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