Life is good.
No, not all the time. Hardly. Ask the new mom who looses her first child to SIDS. Ask the husband who walks into work on Friday and is asked not to return on Monday. Ask the young single who, once again, is offered a life-time of love and relationship only to have that offer pulled off the table.
Yet Life is good. In the midst of hard-ache and sadness. In the midst of emptiness and pain, life continues to be, at it’s foundational experience, good. Why? Because the Giver of life, Himself, is good. And if He is good and only has good purposes for us, that means that nothing we experience in life, is ultimately bad.
How can that be when we see the dark evil that lurks in the heart of the pedophile or murderer? Simply because of this: for those who know the Giver and follow His lead, the end outcome of every experience is good. The death of a child can result in rebirth for the family. The end of a job could mean the beginning of a new business. The loss of physical health could mean the enlightenment of mental productivity.
So today, I choose to see the greatness in failure and the calmness in chaos, because I know that Life is Good.