In all things…

It’s not hypothetical. It isn’t hyperbole. They aren’t just nice words to give us warm fuzzies. They are words spoken by God through the apostle Paul.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Romans 8:28

It was 52 years ago today, probably around this time of day, maybe a little later, it was dark. Fifty two years ago I was burned. My face and right hand would never be the same. I was eight years old. But God used this horrible thing, even and especially this horrible thing to preserve me and lead me into a relationship with the most perfect woman to share my life with. My wife Mary has been the single most supportive person and the biggest blessing in my life. Besides meeting Jesus, and being saved and forgiven by him, Mary has been the most important person in my life. We met after I was burned. After I was disfigured. Somehow she saw something in me that attracted her to me.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Romans 8:28

These words more than any other in the Bible show me, remind me, that God loves me and will use even the worst things in my life, the worst things in our lives, for our good. God used the worst thing that happened to me the bring the best thing to happen to me. Why? Because of two things.

One, He loves us.

Two, he is a good father.

Author: Peterloeffelbein

I am a man. I am an older man. I am a husband and a dad and a grandpa. I am a disciple of Jesus. Because I am a disciple of Jesus much of what I write is about him, and I usually end what I write with a question, do you the reader know that Jesus loves you? He does. He loves us all but he loves you specifically. He loves me specifically. What will you do with that information today?

One thought on “In all things…”

  1. Thank you for writing this. There have been times when I wondered if the sun would rise, and my life would improve. When in doubt, I did all I knew to do. Cling to the word. Turn around in prayer. Blessings to you & your dear wife. — AECRM

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