"I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living!
Wait for the Lord;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the Lord!"
|Benjamin Edward (March 22, 1996-December 6, 2013)|
We will see God's goodness. This is our promise, that even when we do not see God's goodness right now, we believe we will. It is God's hand and plan at work. I do not understand and I do not have to. But I know it was not beside Him or beyond Him. Show me all the evil in the world and I will say God is good. Show me all the darkness and I will say God is light. I look around and I do see good. I see love and faithfulness in the midst of this. I see providence and provision. I look upon Ben and all the memories and I see only goodness and light.
Grant us, oh Lord, boldness to speak of Your goodness, to spread your Gospel. We do not ask for safety, only for courage--the courage to speak, to not remain silent. Make us courageous to say this is Jesus' work. He is riding out and conquering all sin and disease. He is riding in victory. Give us courage to speak! Jesus welcomed our loved one home into His arms. And we will speak of this. We will not let our grief silence us.