As promised, much too long ago, the first truth that God continued to whisper to me as I had the privilege to experience Japan with my dad.
He is good. With all that has happened in this world, even just within the last month, this may seem to be a ridiculous statement. But I will continue to cling to this truth, that He is good. God, our Father, is good.
I’m often guilty of mistaking this world for God. But oh, what an unfortunate mistake this is. For this world is not good. This world is not perfect. This world is full of evil and sin. All this world has given me is anger, anguish, bitterness, terror, and disappointment.
How sweet it is though, to believe in the goodness of God. For when pain and suffering enter my life, the truth of His goodness brings hope to my life.
Shortly before I left, I was introduced to the song Good Good Father, written by Pat Barrett and Anthony Brown. As I wandered through Japan this continued to play over and over again in my mind, and in my heart:
“You’re a good, good father.
It’s who you are, it’s who you are, it’s who you are.
And I’m loved by you.
It’s who I am, It’s who I am. It’s who I am.”