I don't think I've kept it any secret that I struggle with the "whys?" of Clayton's condition. As parents, we feel like we've done what we are supposed to do to bring about healing. We've been proactive with traditional medicine, we've added the ancient medicine of essential oils, and we've prayed over him and had him prayed over more times than it's possible to count. We've done the whole reasoning with God thing----"Lord, if our unbelief is in the way, then what about those around us who are full to the brim with the faith that you will heal Clayton???" Oh, we have faith that Clayton will be healed; but to be honest, when you're in the trenches of day to day life with disability, you lose hope that the healing will be on this earth.
So when during his sermon the other day, my pastor said "If it's not good then God's not done!!!", I pretty much zoned in on that statement and didn't hear much of what else he said.
IF IT'S NOT GOOD, THEN GOD'S NOT DONE.
At first, the hope welled up inside of me. Wow! God would not leave us hanging! The healing of Clayton's physical issues is just around the corner!
And then this thought occurred to me: What if God sees Clayton's condition as perfection? What if God looks at Clayton and sees nothing but good?
He sees a child who garners attention like no typical child can.
He sees a child who has blessed countless people with his smile and spirit.
He sees a child who is full of JOY despite his circumstances.
He sees a child who is exposing non-believers to the love of the Father and the promise of eternal life in Heaven.
He sees a child so in tune to the Holy Spirit that it's as if he has a sixth sense about the struggles of others.
He sees a child doing more work for the Kingdom in his little red chair than some of us adults all combined together will ever do.
He sees good.
He sees good.
He. Sees. Good.