Our newest InFaith Pictures film looks at life with autism through interviews with parents and caregivers of those affected by the disorder. One in sixty-eight American children is on the autism spectrum, and raising a child on the spectrum is not easy. It takes a lot of patience, kindness, and willingness to let go of the desire to control every nuance of life – qualities and character traits that few (if any) parents possess within themselves apart from Jesus. To image Jesus to a child with autism means relying on the Holy Spirit every day for strength, grace, and love.
In 2 Corinthians 3:17 it says this: “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (NIV).
Freedom is a marvelous thing. We take it for granted here in the United States, but if you travel around the world, you will see the results of bondage – political imprisonment, travel restrictions on citizens, and lower construction standards. The joy of the people – the song in the air – is taken away by restrictions, laws, and greed. There is no freedom. But where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.Continue