While waiting to see Rachel’s DAN (Defeat Autism Now) doctor, a book in the waiting room caught my eye. I can’t remember the exact title, but I do remember that it terrified me—something about toxins in our daily environments. By the time the doctor was ready to see me I was in a near state of panic. I’d just been contemplating running outdoors, waving my hands in the air, and screaming, “We’re all going to die!”

I, thankfully, came to my senses, but the knot in my stomach didn’t go away. According to that book, everything is toxic—water, food, soap, detergent, cleaning supplies, medications, toys, air! The list goes on. The author also reported that many of our problems today (including some of our disabilities) are caused by or exacerbated by toxins. And we are all dying a slow death because of said toxins. So, I was right … “We’re all going to die!”

OK, time for a reality check. Yes. The biggest fact of life is that we are going to die, and now I ask myself if that is all bad? No, as a Christian, I know I will die to this world, but because of Jesus and His sacrifice on the cross my life will not end! In fact, it will be infinitely better. Heaven is a place without toxins and parasites and germs and disease and disabilities and sorrow! In Heaven, everyone and everything will be made whole. And that is something to look forward to.