Jul 1, 2007

We Were Chosen Out of Many




Psalms 30:1 says, "I will exalt you, O LORD, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me."
The part "you lifted me out of the depths" brought up a metephor of how we used to be before being saved: We were in the ocean and we were diving straight down into the dark depths, away from God. We were swimming in a sea of sin and rebellion but then God chose to save us. He reached His great hand down and yanked us up and out into the oxygen. As we broke the surface we gasped for breath and and we were relieved. I am so thankful that God has saved me from this and so should we all. I am so glad that we are saved from eternal extreme harm, especially since Ian is in the condition he's in. If I were not saved I would be confused, abandoned and probably depressed. If I were not saved Ian's car crash would be a total tragedy, but because I know God is behind it all I have faith in Him. God has given me that faith and that's the only way I'm going to make it through this situation.
Confusion is silenced by God's shown sovereignty, abondonedness is deserted because of God's Spirit that fills us with comfort, and depression should not be around if these things are true. Be thankful that you're saved. God's saving power not only saves us from hell, but also from discomfort in anyway if we ask for it - and even sometimes when we don't ask for it.

Pray for healing, but also pray that God would comfort my parents, Larissa, and especially Ian.

-Caleb

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Caleb and Family,
Thank you for the uplifting thoughts! The Lord is indeed the One Who lifts us up. I can identify with what you have said here, and the knowledge that we are saved by the power of God through the blood of Jesus is power to live in His peace and His comfort. We will suffer in this world, but Jesus told us that He has overcome the world. May God bless, comfort, and sustain you all.
Jean R.

friends of ian said...

Excellent! Your response of faith honors God, Caleb!

Dad

Anonymous said...

Caleb, I will pray as you have asked. I will also pray that he continues to use you to minister to your parents, Larissa, and all of us. Trusting God in such difficult times is the essence of knowing Jesus. Thank you for reminding me. Love, Eileen a.k.a. Leenie:-)

Anonymous said...

Caleb (short "a" sound),
I love you, cuz!
Thank you for responding to the Lord and posting what He's been showing you. It's more encouraging than you know.
Hope to see everyone in a few weeks,
bekah

Anonymous said...

Your testimony for Christ is confirmed in your life lived out. Your brother will be very proud of your words when he gets to read them himself and when you read them to him today! How encouraging it is to see Christ leading you onward. We pray for Ian and for his brother(s) as well....

Frank

Anonymous said...

Caleb,
You are wise beyond your years!
God bless you!

Still praying!

Mary Ann K.

Anonymous said...

Caleb: Your comments demonstrate such deep understanding of our Lord and His salvation! I am honored to know you and your family as I continue to pray for your brother daily. I'll see you when I gat back from Liberia, and it would bless me if you would be a friend to my new son...Tony

Tim said...

Caleb, Thanks for encouraging me with this! - TimK