Autism & the Bible: A Fascinating Bible Story that Shows God Cares about Autism

written by Kelly Langston | Autism Awareness, Featured, Promised-Based Living

October 28, 2010

Does the Bible have anything to say about autism? Have you ever wondered if God cares about it? In this two part video, I share a little-known Bible story with fascinating details that will be extremely familiar to people who love someone with autism. This Bible story changed my life. Listen in, and please share it with anyone you know who cares for someone on the autism spectrum:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Here are the references I promised:

Read the Bible story:

Jonathan has a son, Mireb-baal: 1 Chronicles 8:34

A Covenant Promise: 1 Samuel 20:14-17

Dropped by the system that was supposed to take care of him: 2 Samuel 4:4

David Shows God’s Kindness to Mephibosheth: 2 Samuel 9

The Meaning of the Names:

Mireb-baal “contender with baal”:

Mephibosheth “dispeller of shame”:

Lo’: (not or no):

Debar: dober  (pasture, word, speaking) <01699>

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