Psalm 139 over autism

This summer I am working at a camp for kids with autism. I absolutely love every moment, but as you know if you have ever spent time with anyone with autism, I don’t understand a lot of what goes one behind their inquisitive, captivating eyes.

and so I have loved resting in Psalm 139.

“O Lord you have searched [them] and you know [them]. You know when [they] sit and when [they] rise; you perceive [their] thoughts from afar. You discern [their] going out and [their] laying down; you are familiar with all [their] ways. Before a word is on [their] tongues you know it completely O Lord.”

What refreshment that brings that though I don’t have a clue why one camper won’t touch paint or wants to run off or only wants to play with that one toy; even though I usually don’t know why they will or won’t sit or stand or walk or be still, Im following a shepherd who knows them perfectly and understands every moment to the fullest. 

“Even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. For you created [their] inmost being; you knit [them] together in [their] mother’s womb. I praise you because [they are] fearfully and wonderfully made.

Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

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