Last night I taught our elementry school aged kids at chruch and the main theme was God is Good.
Everything God IS and DOES is good.
Mark 10:18. " No one is good except God alone."
I had a bunch of items (ie. broken cup, apple, flowers, weeds....) and I took them out one by one and told the kids as they took turns to quickly judge whether the item was good or bad. Afterwards we voted on whether we agreed that things were in the right catergory. We discussed how we knew one person was right. The point was we often think something is good or bad based on our emotions. We are not always good at deciding things, and only God is able to decide what truly is good.
I read a short story about Corrie Ten-Boom and that despite all they went through they were still able to say "God is good".
"Andwe know that in ALL things God works for the good of those who love Him..." Romans 8:28
About ten minutes after we arrived home I recieved a frantic message from my cousin Vanessa asking me to call her back as soon as I could.
My heart dropped. You always know those kind of messages are not good.
I called her back and she informed me she was on her way to her sister Nicoles house, as she was bleeding...she's pregnant. She didn't know much but just urged me to pray.
It struck me hard,not only because we are so close, but Nicole and Marc had been trying to get pregnant for over a year, they wanted to have their kids close together and their firstborn son Miles turned two in September. She told me the day she found out they were expecting again. She was thrilled of course.
Is it strange to anyone else that some people think that if someone has experienced a misacarriage because they wanted the child it is a tradgedy, but if someone chooses to abort a child, it's not a loss at all? Makes NO sense.
As of this morning she is home from the hospital, and they are not sure why she is bleeding. They checked the baby and they detected a heartbeat and saw the baby moving...praise God.
Last night and today I've been resting in the truth that in ALL things God IS GOOD! I know Nicole and Marc are too. What a great truth we can rest in...today and always.