If you who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him. Matthew 7:11
What is good does not always seem that way in the painful moments.
What baby, though cramped in the warm womb,
thinks being pushed through the birth canal is good,
thinks emerging into light and chill and noises loud and harsh is good?
Does the caterpillar wonder at the cruelty of having the build its own coffin,
the chrysalis that seems the end of its life of freedom?
Good can’t always be discerned, foreseen;
sometimes, often, it is entered into blindly.
It is not willingly chosen.
Transformation comes disguised as chaos, upheaval, disorientation,
fraught with questions beginning with
Sometimes good is only seen in hindsight,
as one flies on colorful wings,
or experiences the vastness of light and love.