Psalm 11:7a – For God is good. (TLB)
Twenty-seven-month-old Mary Kathryn and I were running errands. My hand held tightly to the wheel as I manoeuvred us through the traffic. Mary Kathryn sat in the rear securely buckled in her car seat.
There was no need for conversation that day. Mary Kathryn's precious voice was ringing out with songs she had learned from Sunday School and her kids' praise videos. The song in her heart was springing forth vocally from the back of our car. The melodies definitely were cheering my spirit as we continued our journey.
A few minutes later, I decided to share a package of chocolate candy with Mary Kathryn. The tiny, colourful pieces of chocolate were her favourite. While laughing and eating the M&M'S®, I lovingly said to her, "This candy is so good." Almost as if I had given her a cue with the word good, Mary Kathryn began to sing "God Is So Good." To my delight, I listened in awe as her sweet angelic voice completed the song.
Startled that she knew all of the words, I thanked God that at the tender age of twenty-seven months, Mary Kathryn really knew God was good. Life as viewed from her youthful perspective was all about love.
Does the simple word "good" trigger in our minds the fact that God is good, that He's so good to us? Are we twenty-seven months, twenty-seven years old, or perhaps nearing the age of Mary Kathryn's grandmother? It really doesn't matter. We can let God's goodness engulf us. Let us soak it up. He loves, honours, cherishes, esteems, values, guards, and protects us.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, amidst the trials and tribulations that confront us daily, let the song that sprang from the heart of a young granddaughter remind us that "God is good." Amen.