Jesus The Aspergers
Jesus Christ may well be the best living example of a highly successful person with Asperger syndrome! An Asperger child is generally high on IQ and low on social skills.
In the context of the time Jesus lived in, to say he was low on social skills is an understatement. He was anything but a conformist to the social expectations of the religious leaders, an important aspect of the social fabric then. And he was definitely high on IQ.
The main challenge of an Aspergers Child is fitting into society. This challenge may well place an Aspergers Child as the best candidate to magnify Jesus and glorify God!
What Is Up With Good Social Skills?
What essentially is the major spin off having good social skills? By and large, it is but acceptance by the society in general. And what basically does it take for that to happen? Would you agree with me that it would be compromises? Would you not also agree with me that it is all about popularity? Dependent on others' approving opinion? Are we not advocating a life of being led by the nose by other people? But you may say that this is how the world operates! To that I put this to you: And this is the whole problem!
How many are public successes but a private failure? There is nothing spiritual about it. Only the solution is divine. Just look around you! How many have been led astray by sheer peer pressure? How many have returned to self-mutilating or degrading means in their frantic search for love and acceptance?
Secured In Christ
But when esteem, confidence and acceptance are based on the Person of Jesus Christ, all else will fall into place. A child will not have to be manipulated or be manipulative. Be secured in the acceptance by Christ Jesus!
You Can not Give What You Do Not Have
By no means am I trying to advocate an anti-social lifestyle. Quite on the contrary, Jesus Christ enables a healthy social life! How many of us are trying to be someone we are not in order to fit into society? In putting up this front, it is often our family members who suffer. How long can we hold out? We are just spending resources that we do not have trying to please people that do not even care! The bottom line is simply this: we can not give what we do not have!
But when we draw from Jesus Who is the only One who can give us what we really need, then we are in a position to truly give. How many relationships have been broken because one is trying to get from the other what either really possess. For example, couples are expecting to be loved in a manner that neither can fulfill. But when you have been touched by Jesus' kind of love, it will the overflow to your partner.
The Best Relationship
An Aspergers Child yearns for a relationship. Why not introduce them to a loving, secured, eternal and genuine relationship with Jesus Christ. The moment they have that, they will feel confident about themselves. And with this confidence, society will fit into them as they wonder at the confidence that radiates from within them! The very root problem that set the Aspergers child in a spiral of related problems will then be eradicated!
The Best Part
Even if the worse, by secular standards, happens – ie you child has no friends other than Jesus, it is the best thing that can ever happen. With no distractions, it is only your child and Jesus, allowing a deep communion to be established. And with Jesus smack right in the life center of the child, all blessings will follow: health, prosperity, well-being. And with all that overflowing in the life of the child, how can it be possible to be without friends! It is impossible!
It Is All A Facade
The world that we live in lifts up only the banner of MONEY! Just be honest with ourselves. And I am not trying to be noble here. We need money. Even God says that we need it. But He says to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be added to us. He also says that the love of money is the root of all evil. He is not against having money, He is against us making an idol of it.
For those with a wide network of friends, just ask yourself how many of them are only good time friends. How many of them will stick with you through thick and thin? Even if you do have such friend (s), how much and how long can they help you? Why limit yourself to scarcity when you have ready access to an inexpensive supply? For my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
And how many of these friends have beenfriended you because of your person or what you can give them? Networking can be nothing but getting to know people who are of some use to you – that is, what you have that can benefit me, is it not true? It is all about what is in it for me if I know that person. And this motive is mutual. Please do not take this as a sweeping statement. There can be genuine cases, though few and far between.
Then what is the point of having multiple of friends when you have to worry about their sincerity, weighing if you have benefited mutually from that relationship? Do you not find it tiring and burdensome?!?
How can we teach them about Jesus?
An Aspergers Child learn best through images and pictures. The best image to show them is Christ crucified.
And the best picture to show them is “The Passion of Christ” by Mel Gibson.
Once the Aspergers Child accept Jesus in their hearts, the blessed Holy Spirit will come and live in them. He will then be the best teacher, Comforter, Helper, Counselor that the Aspergers Child can ever have. Just think about it. It is all fulfilling!
If only the Aspergers child know this:
- If no one wishes to be your friend, Jesus is waiting right now to be yours, instantly!
- If there is nobody loves you, Jesus does and He died to show His love for you.
- Jesus died for you when you do not even know Him!
- He is now waiting just for you to invite Him to be your friend, just as much as you want others to be your friend.
- How do feel now when others reject you is how he feels when you reject Him, only difference is He still love you and is always waiting for you.
- Anytime you decide to be His friend, He is right there to be yours, with His loving arms wide open to hug you.
I am fully aware that nothing I say can ever convince you. It is the blessed Holy Spirit who convicts you.
The Tribune God
May God lead you and your child deeper into His unconditional love by Christ Jesus through the blessed Holy Spirit. Amen!
Jesus Christ Made All Things Possible
God is ever ready to give you everything. The blessed Holy Spirit is ever ready to help you receive. But all these will not be possible if Christ Jesus did not do what He has done on the Cross! All things have been made possible by Him and His perfect Finished Work on the Cross!
Jesus Loves You !!!