Friday, September 15, 2006

A long 4 months

not as long for me as it was for some others that I love dearly....but long enough. Back in May I asked you to pray about/for people who are like family to me. They were facing a situation that would have put a son/brother/father on death row. On May 10th the a committee was supposed to return a decision on whether or not the death penalty would be an option for this young man. Well, May 10 turned into September 14 and the decision is, the death penalty is not an option in sentencing.

Now of course this young man will pay, and has been paying, for the crime he committed. He willingly left his voice out of the workings of the committee in order for God to work in the way He wanted to. Would I have been able to do that knowing that my voice might save my life? Am I willing to give up my 'perceived' control over my destiny? Questions to think about.

Anyway, this situation is not over and there will be more hurdles to overcome...but there is comfort in knowing he will not have to pay the price of his life.

5 comments:

Anita said...

Oh, I am so relieved for you and your family. Tough times, but you are hanging in there, I see.

Julie O said...

Our Almighty Father work in the most mysterious of ways. In this case, answer to prayer. We will continue to pray for them. Especially her strength.

Carolyn F said...

I know you are relieved...

Bonni said...

that is great Julie, and some great questions to think about...
HUGS girl

Briana said...

Great news Julie. It would be hard not to say anything