There have been other circumstances that have caused me to question, lean into, and wrestle with God's definition of good. It is a real question to which the answer has deeply impactful consequences. Life is full of unexpected difficulties, ones far greater than a broken down car or dishwasher. It is in those moments we often ask the questions, "Is God For Us?".
It was one of those occasions where my son wanted to obey and I expected it. Why? Two reasons:
Guidance. I need it quite often in my life. Whether it was how to properly tie my shoe when I was 6 or how to hold a newborn baby - which I am enjoying once again. There are many things we need guidance on in life, but none more important than...
This is the challenge and tension of relationship: to want to be close to someone without them changing what you do and who you are.