I have five minutes every Friday to write about a specific word. This week’s word is “Speak.” There’s no editing. There is no critiquing. It is simply five minutes of free writing! Enjoy! This post is part of the Five-Minute Link Up!
My son who has autism and is considered mentally handicapped was non-verbal for quite some time. We struggled to communicate with him, and I longed to hear him say, “I love you, Mom!” My husband and I taught him sign language, and that IS a form of communication, but I really wanted to hear him. He was able to say a few words here and there but never a complete sentence.
Imagine my elation when I was driving around town doing errands one day when I heard him singing along with the song by Mercy Me called “Word of God Speak!”
Yes, in his broken, inarticulate way, he was singing along with this song. Today, his speech is much, much better. And believe it or not, there are days I have to tell him to stop talking. He is 15 years old now and just has to learn now that there is a time to speak and a time to be quiet.
Word of God, Speak…through my son! May the words of his mouth declare your praise. May the words of his mouth and the thoughts of his heart be pleasing to You, God!