It was the kind of accident where you are not sure he will be alive when you get the hospital. The kind of accident where the nurse tells your mom your brother’s already gone.
When a bus collides with a car, you aren’t expecting the ER doctor to say words like, “he’ll mostly have arthritis when he’s older.”
When he’s older? You mean, he’s going to survive? But he has a tube down his throat and in his chest and he won’t wake up?
So hushed, hidden words in a bathroom shared between mother and daughter.
“He’s going to live.”
“God is so good.”
But isn’t our God always good?
I don’t disagree with my mom that God is so good. Of course, He is. And I can’t imagine what words would be leaving my mouth if I was told my son had died and then an hour later than he was expected to make a full recovery.
It’s the fall down on your knees and thank the Lord above for this miracle. God, you are so good!
But there was this small, but growing voice in my head:
And if not. . .
If God hadn’t saved Korey, would He still be good?
Yes. Although, it may have taken my family quite awhile to grasp that Truth.
Our God is unchanging. He is always good. Even in the midst of unimaginable pain and sorrow, our God is good.
When we acknowledge God’s goodness only in times of relief, though, we ignore a whole group of mommas who never got that miracle.
Why was my brother taken off the ventilator to breathe on his own and my husband’s to be buried?
Was God a better God to one and not to the other?
Simply put, no.
Friends, God’s goodness is not measured by worldly standards. God’s goodness is who He is. It’s His arms stretched wide on a bloodied cross.
Responding with “God is good” only when someone shares miraculous news implies God is only good when something good happens to us.
God is always worthy of our gratitude and our praise. He’s always good.
Praise God is always appropriate, though.
Go love well.
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