Tuesday, February 02, 2010

All Things Well

Mark 7:37
(37)  And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, "He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak."

(37)  καὶ ὑπερπερισσῶς ἐξεπλήσσοντο λέγοντες, Καλῶς πάντα πεποίηκεν· καὶ τοὺς κωφοὺς ποιεῖ ἀκούειν καὶ τοὺσ ἀλάλους λαλεῖν.

When I read this today I mentally translated Καλῶς πάντα πεποίηκεν to be "all he has done is good," which would also be accurate.  Of course the ESV makes it sound much more polished, but I like my translation too.  The point is that everything Jesus has done, does, and will do is good.

Do you believe that?  I'm hanging on to that promise after a very long night with our son last night.  He caught the flu that Amanda and Lily had.  Amanda was up with him most of the night while he threw up.  I was up for some of that time to help Amanda by doing laundry, changing the bedding, and fetching stuff.  I feel pretty lousy today and Amanda is going to be a train wreck.  

I know that Jesus is not the cause of Noah's suffering.  However, I also know that God could certainly have prevented this.  Our house could have been spared this bug.  At the very least Noah could have been spared it.  We could all feel rested and refreshed today.  As it stands, Lily is the only one who got a good night's sleep last night.

Yet in the end I realize that all things happen for the good of those who love God.  Jesus has done all things well.  I believe that this trial will add to our sanctification if we keep the right attitude.

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