Why come to or watch The Works of God: God’s Good Design in Disability on November 8?
To hear from a man who has lived with significant suffering because of disability, and who loves his son and the God who gave him that boy.
Every specialist we saw would add something new to the spectrum of possible disorders. Simple Seizure Disorder was followed by Cerebral Palsy, followed by Sensory Integration Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Non-Otherwise Specified (whatever that means), and finally Autism.
To this day, no one is quite sure what’s wrong with Jake. But I know what is right with him. He is my son. And not only did God see fit to bring this exceptional child into our family, but He used Jake as a miraculous messenger of saving grace.
When people ask me how I became a follower of Jesus, I always tell them that a two-year-old, non-verbal, mentally disabled, autistic boy led me straight to the cross and since then has been used to display God’s grace in the most amazing ways.
Lucas, Greg (2010-09-07). Wrestling with an Angel: A Story of Love, Disability and the Lessons of Grace (Kindle Locations 711-717). Cruciform Press. Kindle Edition.