In case you haven’t heard, April 2 has been declared Autism Awareness Day.  This year, it falls on Good Friday.  At first I blistled at the coincidence.  That I thought, perhaps this is a good thing.  It will remind all of us that Jesus died for everyone, including the most vulnerable in our population.

Recently, a staff person who heads three group homes told me that she tried to explain to the people who supervise her the difference in her residents when they attend Special Gathering.  “There is such a peace and calm that comes over our residents when they enter the worship area that it is a miracle.  Only those of us who have experienced the difference can understand what happens.”

Remembering the great sacrifice that Jesus made for us, let us continue to pray for full access to the cleaning, healing message of God’s grace for everyone.