What I Learned About God from My Daughter (Who Has Autism) Point #7

 

Today is the final post in my series. And today is the best news of all!

So far this week we’ve talked about:

  1. God’s heart grieves when His children don’t respond to His voice.
  2. Change requires intervention.
  3. God rejoices when we finally do respond to Him.
  4. We should desire God’s embrace.
  5. There is no substitute for Daddy.
  6. Sometimes we push God away.

But the final lesson is that:

#7: God loves us unconditionally just because we are His! 

After all of our work, Hannah still doesn’t speak.  After all of our intervention, Hannah still hasn’t “recovered.”  We don’t love Hannah any less, though.  Our love doesn’t depend on Hannah’s abilities or talents or recovery.  We love her just because she is our daughter.

God loves each of us unconditionally just because He created us.  He loves us just because we are His! And because He loves us so much, He was willing to sacrifice for us.  Ephesians 2:10 says that “we are His workmanship.”  Workmanship means “work of art.”  He carved out our details.  We are each special.  We are each a unique work of art created by God.  Even though we don’t always understand why God created us exactly the way He did or why He allowed certain problems or differences to occur in our lives, we have to trust that because we are His, He will only allow what is best for us.

As parents, we love our children so much that we can’t begin to measure our love for them.  It is almost impossible to believe that God loves each of us even more than we love our children, but it’s true.  He does!

Scott and I are so thankful for all three of the children that God gave to us.  We are also thankful for the lessons that God shows us each day as we care for them.  We pray that these lessons we have learned and shared with you here help you to realize how important you are to God and how much He loves you.  We also pray that what we have shared here will help you to grow in your relationship with Him.

If you’ve been blessed by this series, please do share it! Also, I’d love to hear from you if you’d like to leave me a comment. It’s so encouraging to hear from people who have read what I’ve written and been blessed by it.

NOTE: To read the other posts in this series, just click the “related links” below or scroll down to find them!

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