April 2, 2010

It's a Good Friday

Today is National Autism Awareness Day. My third as a parent of a child with autism.

It also happens to be Good Friday. This morning in our family Bible study, I told Will that today is a special day for people who love Jesus because we remember that He died on the cross to take away our sins. As he does, he got stuck on that. "Mom, it's our special day!" "Mom, since it's our special day, do I have to go to school?" "Mom! I love Jesus! It's my special day!" I felt pretty sure he was going to walk into his classroom and announce that it was his special day. (hope so)

Yes, son, it's our special day. Jesus, powerful and strong, covered over our weaknesses and failings. He made what was broken perfect again. He who knew no sin, became sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God (2 Cor 5:21).

The day we remember on Good Friday makes another day possible. The day is coming when all things will be made new. We will be with Jesus and be with each other in perfect relationship. And you, my son, will be free of the constraints that disability places on you.

It will be your special day.