My Worship of God by Philip (Dedicated to Max)
Here are the thoughts of a 12 year old, non-verbal, autistic child. By using a letter-board and typing, he is able to write down his inner thoughts about life and God. As you read his thoughts and his perception of who God is, this picture of God will have you stop and think and realize how special you are, how loved you are, & how purposeful you are in the eyes of God!
(Dedicated to Max)
My Worship of God
"Philip, tell me more about how you worship God in your spirit. What is your relationship with God like?"
"I have worshipped God since I was very young. God is everywhere. I question those who do not see God. I see God in nature. He paints the world in a splendor of brilliant colors. He makes everything grow. God puts the sun, moon, planets, and stars in their orbits. He makes laws of physics, motion, and chemistry to govern nature. He makes things come to life. God very much loves me. He helps me by giving me the philosophy of life that He is always with me. He made me autistic. He didn't make a mistake. People are never mistakes. Autism is a peaceful life for me. He created me for a mission to bring peace to autistics. By telling of my story to be accepted, included, and given a means to communicate, I aim to change society. Upholding the philosophy that all men are created equal, I champion autistic people's rights to education and full inclusion in society.
I always praise God for His love and might. My spirit worships God by praising Him inwardly and outwardly through my writing. Inwardly I make songs and pray to God. I am peaceful in my relationship with God. I talk to Him moment by moment. He makes me think about life. He teaches me a lot about my questions on autism and my philosophies on love. God doesn't love me based on how I perform or how close to normal I appear. He loves me because I am His child. God can't stop loving anyone. He is all peace and love. People have a choice to love God back or not. God knows me best. He loves me best. I love him."