The Midday Cafe
Some Of The Mid Day's Good News:
Remembering His Goodness
So [the widow] said to Elijah, “What have I to do with you, O man of God?
Have you come to me to bring my sin to remembrance, and to kill my son?”
-1 Kings 17:18
Some of history’s most agonizing words are those whispered by Jesus Christ in His final minutes of life: “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Matthew 27:46) Those were the very words spoken by David when he felt God had abandoned him to his enemies (Psalm 22:1).
It is not unusual for us to express our frustration toward those to whom we are closest—those who we expect will be there for us—when we feel they have let us down. Even if that person is God Himself. The widow for whom God miraculously provided a perpetual food supply (1 Kings 17:8-16) suddenly doubted God when her son died. She thought that the very God who had blessed her with food was now judging her sins by killing her son. How easily we forget the goodness of God when our circumstances change.
A good way to remember the goodness of the Lord is to thank Him daily, preferably at the beginning of your day, for the blessing of knowing Him—for His mercy, love, power, and more that covers the pathway of our lives and the day that is just beginning.
The Lord’s goodness surrounds us at every moment.
-R. W. Barbour