God’s Goodness

” For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” (Matthew 5:45, ESV)

Sunday morning Familiar with that one?  We don’t tend to think about it much, do we?  As I was driving into church early yesterday, I caught a glimpse of that sun rise, and the goodness of God within it.

Everybody that was driving I-40 with me that morning was blessed by the grace of God: the sun came up.  The day began, and we all got to go about our business.  I went to church, some went to the park, some went to the bar to watch football…but we were all blessed.

In a drought, we all suffer.  When the rain comes, we all get blessed.  The junkie and the preacher.  The single mom and the corporate workaholic.  The saved, and the lost.  We all get to enjoy the benefits.

But you know what should be different?  Our reaction.  When I saw that sunrise, I couldn’t help but praise the God that would paint such a beautiful picture on the sky for all to enjoy, worshipper or blasphemer.  I couldn’t help but rejoice that He would let me, sinful as I am, to enjoy it.  I couldn’t help but be thankful that I woke up that morning and saw what I got to see, and for the fact that He’d give me another day to serve Him in some way down here.

So what do we do with that?

We tell them what they’re enjoying and why.

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