Archive for December 17th, 2022

Advent … Day 21 of 29

Week 3

“Is God a good god?
Faith is not just that god is
but that he is good,
he mean us well,
he know more than we do?

Max Lucado

Is God a good god?

Can we trust him?

We are now days before the end of the waiting season, the advent season. Days away from the celebrations that mark the arrival of the long-awaited Messiah and the hope of his return. This Son of God who was all human, all God. This God who had to turn his back on his Son … for you and me.

It’s messy … this advent, Christmas, Easter trifecta. But that is what it is … a three-part whole story, for there is no advent without the birth, no anticipated birth without the crucifixion …

and none of it makes any sense at all, without his rising from death.

So all of it,
from the darkness, the sin
to the waiting,
to the birth,
to the life,
to the arrest, trial, torture and death

has meaning.

Is God good? A tough question that we can only answer when we consider the whole story.

“Malachi prophesied about a coming Messiah.
And for 400 years, they waited.

There is purpose in your waiting too.
God’s silence doesn’t mean his absence.

Often when life feels darkest, God is nearest.

Ian Simkins


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