Favorite things:max’s first outing to a cafe…
The weather today is a toasty 37 degrees. The ocean five minutes from our front door is glistening. Our little boy is an absolute delight and he adventured out of our house just for the second time to go out for his first of many lunch dates at a seaside cafe.
Today is surrounded by goodness.
As worship music invades every part of our house and soothes the questioning parts of my soul, I am reminded of Gods goodness.
His love that endures forever.
Although there are days where there is so much that we don’t understand, in the midst of our trials and tragedies I am always made aware of Gods supreme goodness despite the brokenness of our humanity.
As many of my friends come to term with such significant loss, I am made aware once again of the sovereignness of God and his goodness.
As Jesus was leaving the Temple that day, one of his disciples said, “Teacher, look at these magnificent buildings! Look at the impressive stones in the walls.”
Jesus replied, “Yes, look at these great buildings. But they will be completely demolished. Not one stone will be left on top of another!”
Later, Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives across the valley from the Temple. Peter, James, John, and Andrew came to him privately and asked him, “Tell us, when will all this happen? What sign will show us that these things are about to be fulfilled?”
Jesus replied, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.’ They will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately. (Mark 13:1-7 NLT)
It doesn’t make sense what happened to Jesus, just as it doesn’t make sense what’s happened to our friend.
It doesn’t make sense the end of the world and the second arrival of Christ, but goodness will prevail…
In what areas have you failed to see Gods goodness?
In what places of your life have you allowed circumstances to prevail?
Today reflect upon the goodness of God in the midst of your circumstance…
Search out his goodness