Nov 29, 2007
Leviticus is not one of those books I read often, but I've been listening to it on my iPod (I bought the whole Bible on CD once and transferred it to my iPod). I don't think I would have enjoyed being a priest if that had been my calling. One sin required an individual to submit an animal to a priest for slaughter. The process a priest was required to go through to sacrifice the animal properly appears to be a gruesome, exhausting and time-consuming one; at the end of it there was blood everywhere and the smell of burning flesh in the air. Just when the priest was finished with that long process, he would likely have turned around to find someone else standing in line with another animal to sacrifice. Each sacrifice of an animal represented one sin - only ONE sin! By the time the priest was done with my sacrifice for sin, I would have to have a few more sacrifices waiting for him!
But, Christ died for my sins! He died for ALL of them. I don't have wait in line to apply his sacrifice to my new sins. In his death, he forgave all my sin. "Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me!" And, because of his death for me, God also will show me favor throughout my life. "The Lord has promised good to me..."
These promises apply to Ian, too. Ian's sin is forgiven, and the Lord has promised to do good to him. With my finite mind, I can't comprehend how that could be so given his current condition, but I trust God to fulfill his promise somehow.
Ian had an eventful Thanksgiving with his cousins visiting. He's back into a routine this week of visiting therapists. It had been almost two weeks since we sat him up to practice "trunk control," but we got him up a couple nights ago. It took him a little while to remember what it was like, but it came back to him. He was sitting on his own. Larissa has been taking him out frequently to church meetings and other outings which he seems to enjoy. We continue to try various therapies to help him.
Thank you for faithfully praying.