Sunday, December 2, 2007

A Message Through Misinterpretation

So, to be honest here, I would be the contestant you would laugh at on "The Singing Bee." I may or may not have thought Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me" was called "Poor Town Should've been Lonely." So yesterday in the car I had on Christmas music (OF COURSE) and Mary Did You Know came on. I almost changed it because, well, I'm not what you'd call a huge Kenny Rogers fan, I'm not even what you'd call A Kenny Rogers fan. But I decided to press on. In listening I heard him sing this part:

The blind will see, the deaf will hear, the dead will live again.

The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the lamb---.

What I heard in the latter part was "The lame will leap, the dumb will speak in the presence of the Lamb." Normally I would just be posting about my horrible hearing and my lameness. But my misheard statement hit me like a ton of bricks. I have somehow become focused on the wrong thing for Dirty Job.

My most important job to Dirty Job isn't to get him speaking, but to give him as much knowledge and opportunity to know the Lord as humanly possible. Because with that, he WILL speak. It may or may not be on this side of eternity, but the moment he is in the presence of my Savior, he will speak. Oh, the joy! What a sweet promise to be able to hold onto as a mom of a nonverbal autistic child. My heart practically burst. Really!

Dirty Job has amazing receptive communication, so I know that when I am sharing Jesus with him, he understands. I also know that more importantly, when I am walking out Jesus, that speaks to him louder than words. I hope he will give his heart and life to Jesus, and when that day happens, I can celebrate the truth of an eternity spent with my son singing praises to our Lord! For now, I'm just so ecstatic with the hope of that promise.
Here's a link to the song, in case you've never heard it.


CPT Mom said...

I love this song.

And you know I heart Kenny.

But even better than that...I love, love, love that picture. Just reading that makes me so very excited to hear Dirty Job sing His praises.

Your misinterpretation may just have been a touch of divine intervention to speak a beautiful message to your heart.

Love you, love your family.
Thank you for sharing them with me!