Saturday, March 17, 2012

Redeeming the years

No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. Romans 8:37

We had the privilege to attend a miracle last evening.....the remarriage of Elaine's nephew Kaleb to his wife, Angela. For many years they were lost to the blackness of drugs and addiction.  Then they were lost to each other and everyone else. Possessed by something beyond their control.....and the kids caught in the middle, seeing things and hearing things they never should have.

And when you think of these two......on the streets, and then going their separate ways. All those days and nights spend praying and hoping against hope that they would make it out.....So many years lost, so many sleepless nights of worry and grief.......And not to mention all the anger, betrayal and broken trust.

When the story is bigger than everything, and there are no words left to say, the Grace of God fills in the spaces. That is where they are now.....and we are right there with them. There was love around them last night. From family old and new. It was important to tell them with our presence.....we are here to support you, and we aren't going away.

They landed in a mission.......they got clean......and sober.....she came back.....and now, they not only have their own family back, they are part of a bigger family now. God's family. The scars, while still visible inside and out, are healing. And they're all together. The biggest miracle of all.

In a story like this, with so much unbelievable heartache behind it, with words not being adequate to explain it all, the only thing you can say is that God is enough. God's grace pulled them and everyone else through. All the times when we held our breath and prayed. And yes, we did pray that the salvation would "stick."

And it has.

By God's Great and Wonderful Grace, He is redeeming the lost years.

Our prayers were heard. And they still need them so much.

Living miracles, each and every one.......and really, when it comes right down to it.

Aren't we all?


  1. What a miracle! Praise the Lord - it never ceases to amaze me how He can redeem even the bleakest of situations. He is so faithful <3

  2. Yes, He is isn't He? And when you think about it, we were all in the bleakest of situations before Jesus came weren't we? Thank you for commenting! Lori


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