Celebrating God’s Goodness

One of the sayings I can always remember being uttered in church is “God is good.” When someone would say that phrase others would reply “all the time.” If someone would then say “all the time” others would reply “God is good.” Goodness is part of God’s character. He cares for us and loves us in spite of ourselves.

Imagine for one second if God truly treated us as we deserve. Based on the lives that we lead, we do not deserve anything good from God. We continually go against God’s standard that He desires for us to live. We cannot be “good enough” in God’s eyes. The reason is we cannot be perfect.

But in spite of this fact, God still acts good toward us. He acted good towards all humanity when He sent Jesus. Paul encourages Titus with these words:

“But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” (Titus 3:4-7)

As we near Easter Sunday, I want to encourage us all to remember the goodness that God has shown us. He sent His only Son to die for us. We have received the greatest gift that we could ever receive. I would encourage us to not keep this gift to ourselves but share this gift with everyone around us. After all, God loves the entire world!

Pressing on Towards Heaven,

Pastor Ryan


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