It is fresh perspective that is so important.
Do you see the potential in a child or just the problems with their behavior? Do you see the good when we develop deeper character by going through things that are not fair? So many people have said of difficult times: “I would never want to go through that again, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything because of the good God has brought from it.”
In a time where there is so much focus on all that is not right, search for the good. Lift up the good, better yet…
…be the GOOD in the world.
That’s right, be the good. There is an old spiritual saying that says: God is good…all the time. The world seeks people who bring good to the world. Most of the time it is not headline news, but it is what lasts.
With God’s help, be the good in this world today. Speak thoughtfully. Listen compassionately. Act responsibly. Solve a problem and meet a need. Give generously.
A camper at Warm Beach Special Friends Camp for people with developmental disabilities, volunteered to pray before a meal. As she began to pray, I was compelled to watch her because of the honest passion of her prayer. She prayed, “Dear God, thank you for this camp. Thank you for everyone who makes this camp possible. I love this camp because here I feel normal. Thank you for this camp. In Jesus name, Amen.”
I was weeping tears of joy over an honest prayer. I looked around the room at the awesome team of staff and volunteers. I think of every person who made the week possible. I am overwhelmed at the generosity of the people who give to make the camp possible.
In that moment I was seeing good in the world and I was with a group of people actually being the good in this world.
Giving God thanks for his goodness. He is good… all the time.
Ed McDowell, Executive Director
Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center