One of my family’s honored recipes is my grandmother’s meatloaf (and for all you anti-meatloafers out there, let me tell you this recipe would turn your meatloaf deprived world upside down, so please keep you negative meatloaf comments to yourself and focus on the point of this post which won’t be meatloaf).
Several years ago, my sister-in-law called me to chat while I was cooking supper and she asked what I was making. I told her Grandmother’s Meatloaf and she asked, “what’s the special occasion?” Nothing, I explained. It’s just what I was making for supper. She told me that Grandmother’s Meatloaf was to be saved for special occasions and I simply said, ‘but why, it’s so good?”
We never have to wait on God’s goodness.
Through this Eastertide, we’ve been talking about waiting, remembering that Easter isn’t a goal or a finality but a beginning, The Beginning of the new life we’ve been given now.
“Give us this day our daily bread.”
“Do not be distracted by tomorrow.”
“The Kingdom of Heaven is here.”
“I am with you always.”
We don’t have to wait to experience God’s goodness. Jesus didn’t come to give us an eternal-life insurance policy that will pay off someday but to show us that we can live on earth as it is in heaven now. Jesus tells us we are citizens of God’s Kingdom, not someday in the unknown future, but today.
“Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see—Psalm 34:8, The Message
how good God is.
Blessed are you who run to him.”
As we wait on God to accomplish what God chooses to accomplish in God’s creation, we are not waiting for God. God is present with us. We don’t have to wait for a special occasion. God’s goodness is for our everyday, ordinary living. Taste and see that the Lord is good. Better even than my grandmother’s meatloaf for a typical Tuesday supper.
How have you experienced the goodness of God in your daily routine and schedule?