God is Good
I was actually preaching one time at a church I had been invited to speak at, and at one point in my message I inadvertently used the phrase 'God is good'. I mean, it's true right? But before I knew what was happening the whole crowd yelled back 'all the time'! I wasn't ready for it. Actually scared me a little. But I got with the program and said back, a little half-heartedly 'and all the time'...and they did their little 'God is good' response deal.
And before I realized it, the next thing I heard myself say was, 'OK, now that you got that out of your system, lets continue'. Needless to say, I did offend some people that night. It's just that I'm not into the whole Christian-eese mantra thing. I don't think saying certain things a certain way really makes all that much difference. Truth is truth.
But today, I had this thought. God is good. And He's good all the time. And what a relief that is. Because most of the time the rest of us are doing a pretty good job at screwing stuff up and we need God's goodness at work in us. And we need it all the time.
I just don't think we need to be chanting about it. That is all.