Lately it seems that the idea of convergence has dominated my life. No matter what the topic, somehow it converges with everything else that’s going on. For instance, my husband and I have had difficulty with our daughter in church recently. She is almost ten months old, and such a happy baby that her bursts of laughter or her constant chatter are irrepressible. It’s hard to get much out of a sermon while striving to “not disturb” those around us. I know, we could take her to the nursery. But that means that someone else is sacrificing their worship time with their family in order to care for my child. And the whole point is to worship as a family, right? So either way, it seems we’re defeating our own purpose. But where does the convergence come in, you ask? Well, my dad was talking about getting more out of his Sunday school class or small group time than he was during the main service at their church, and the thought I had had was that if we were doing home church, my daughter could crawl around to her heart’s content without disturbing anyone. Why do we have to make things so complicated? But then, both of us are feeling connected and enjoying the churches of which I speak, so neither of us have the inclination to leave and do something different…. What IS the answer?
Another convergence: I keep meaning to post pictures for my family to enjoy on Facebook, and finally went to do so, and lo and behold, pictures for which I had given up hope (thinking they had been accidentally deleted) were there waiting for me! Thus the lost is found. God is good.
Speaking of God being good, a friend of mine posted that on Facebook as her status, and my immediate reaction was, “Why?” And then it dawned on me that perhaps there doesn’t need to be a why. Why can’t we rejoice in His goodness just because He is good. Upon inquiry (I am nothing if not a nosy, need-to-know, relentless question-asker), I found out there was a particular reason for this particular post, but that’s beside the point. The point is, God is good whether we can come up with a reason or not.
But I have many reasons.