It is Good!

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today’s prompt is “Good.” Write for five minutes; unedited.

God created the light and called it day and created the dark and called it night. Then he said, “It is good.” And on the 7th day God looked at the world God created and said again “It is good.” Then God rested.

Later God sent God’s son into the world to die on a cross for our sins. But what is good about this day in which the crown of throwns is placed upon his head? What is good about Jesus breathing his last? What is good about Jesus just the day before sitting silent among his accusers and washing his disciples feet knowing that some of them would soon betray him? I don’t know about you but I have a hard time finding good as I stand and watch my savior crucified on our behalves.

But the thing is God loves us so much that God sent his Son into the world. But then on the third day, God reminds us of the good God has when God raises Jesus from the dead. It is good when the women come to the tomb and find the stone has been rolled away. It is good when we see that “Easter says you can put truth in a grave but it won’t stay there (Clarence W Hall).” It is good when we find the holy hopeful found in the Easter promise. It is good when we cling to the love of this one who gave his son for us. It is good when we come and can triumphantly proclaim “Christ is risen. He is risen indeed! Alleluia!”

God Is So Good!

God is so good!
God is so good!
God is so good!

All week we have been interviewing our Confirmands about their faith papers. We have been asking them, “What/Who is the church?” A lot of the times they will say the church is the building but the truth is the church is everywhere that two or three are gathered in God’s holy name! This has become more evident than ever today as Good News has been delivered to a dear friend and colleague. We have been wearing yellow in support of the type of cancer she was diagnosed with. We have been praying constantly since the news was delivered. And then this news today…In the words of another friend, I am utterly speechless! God does hear our prayers especially when so many are praying! I cant even seem to put into words how awesome and awe-some this news is! God truly is good…and amazing! God thank you for bring us hopeful and hope-filled news today!

Thanks Be To God!