My mother and I have a little saying between us. She says she is quoting me when she says “It’s all good.” And we smile knowingly with each other completely understanding what that means for us.
As I think about it, I used to say those same words as a way to actually erase what I was feeling…a lie really. It was a way to say “I’m fine”, the same ubiquitous lie told in churches and schools and workplaces everyday, masking the reality of people’s lives.
But it means something so different now. Instead of a monotonous dismissive phrase it is an AFFIRMATION, a CONFIRMATION and EXCLAMATION of knowing that no matter what happens, no matter where we are or what we feel, no matter what we are going through, it truly is ALL GOOD. All a part of this wonderful adventure, this faith journey called life.
I am so grateful for it ALL. So grateful for the opportunities not failures, for the possibility and potential not prisons; for endurance, for forgiveness, for second chances, for healing, hope and joy eternal!
On this New Year’s Eve I continue to be thankful for all the new year’s eve excitement present in each and every day, divinely given. So thankful for our many new beginnings and the overwhelming grace and mercy always available and bestowed on us by the Excellent One who continues to be mindful of us and who will always take a second look our way.
Happy New Year…It’s All good!
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19.