Dear Trinity Baptist Church Family: I was at the grocery store today and the checker was someone I knew and she asked how I was. I replied, “I am well.” She was a bit frustrated with me and replied, “You are always well. Don’t you ever get sick or have any problems? Ever since I have known you, you are ‘well’! I assured her that I do get sick – not often – and I have problems, but that God is always good.
She replied that it’s not always easy to think that God is good and then she began to tell me about a 38 year-old woman she heard about who just died of cancer and this lady has 6 children! I smiled at her and told her that those children are in our church and school and that we had the memorial service for Kim this past Saturday.
I went on and told her how grandparents had come around this family. I told her how 11 children had come for the celebration of her mother-in-law’s memorial. I told her that God was sustaining Dale and his family by His grace and the love and prayers of many. I told her that though there was much grief and loss that Kim’s husband’s testimony was “It is well.”
She shook her head and said that she was glad God had directed me to her line and that she was comforted in knowing ‘those children” were being ministered to by our church.
I am saddened and sobered by the wickedness of this broken world. But I am encouraged by the faithfulness of God’s people and the goodness of God. Let it be said of us, “It is Well.”
Embracing Truth, Pastor