I stumbled across this article, A Father’s Search for a Drug for Down Syndrome, and was struck by how incredible the human body really is.
There is no discussion of God or faith anywhere in it, and a few small evidences that the father probably doesn’t have any sort of theistic worldview.
But God is most definitely in it! Like this sample of God’s grace to a baby and her scientist father:
“From that day, we bonded immediately,” he told me during one of our many talks over the last year. “All I could think is, She’s my baby, she’s a lovely girl and what can I do to help her? Obviously I was a physician and a neuroscientist who studies the brain. Here was this new life in front of me and holding my finger and looking straight in my eyes. How could I not think in terms of helping that kid?”
I see God’s hand in that simple declaration. This father might believe it was self-evident. But many people think exactly the opposite, even some parents.
I’m not endorsing the drug treatment; too much is unknown. And there are some very hard things presented in this article as well. My first response was to write on those issues.
But I think today I will just invite you to read this while looking for God’s fingerprints.
We’ll tackle the harder issues later.