Jan 12, 2008

Enrolled among the righteous

In Psalm 69:28, the writer's prayer is for retribution on his enemies. "...let them not be enrolled among the righteous." That phrase jumped out at me not because I want the same for my enemies (if I have any) but because despite my status as God's enemy He enrolled me among the righteous. I was the one hating God, and if I had had the power I would have been seeking to destroy God. Still, he enrolled me among the righteous. He put my name in his book allowing me fellowship with God from now till eternity.

I'm grateful for what God has done for me, and I'm grateful that God has done the same for Ian. Ian is enrolled among the righteous, because he placed his confidence not in his own righteousness but in Christ's. That fact is so much more meaningful to me now, for some reason. I was grateful for his faith before the wreck, but it means so much more now. I want somehow to help him, but I know somehow he must still experience that fellowship. I can rest to some degree in that knowledge.

I still want him to talk to us and tell us what he's experiencing.

Pray for Ian.



Anonymous said...

We continue to pray for Ian, you, your precious family, Larissa & your church. Your testimony is such an inspiring example to our family & to those around you.
"Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all genertions, forever and ever. Amen" Epesians 3:20-21
from your church family across the miles,
~Pat & Karla Akron church

Anonymous said...

I miss you guys so very much! Still I have no words. Only my heart which prays for you daily! I believe Ian will speak in the near future. I believe God will give him the words as he did so many. Love, Eileen