Goodness and Me
O, taste and see that the Lᴏʀᴅ is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! (Psalm 34:8)
The goodness of God is one of those things we affirm happily when things are going well, and find rather tricky when they aren’t.
Both of my children are quite severely autistic. Until they were two, we had no real idea anything was wrong, but somewhere around two and a half, they began losing skills rapidly: words, songs, physical skills, eye contact, social awareness and so on.
Not many children have autism, and of those that do, not many have this particular type (“regressive autism”). We’ve had the devastating experience of seeing it in both our son (age 5) and our daughter (age 3), with all the traumatic upheaval — medical, educational, marital, financial, social, and above all emotional — that comes with it.
It’s easy to affirm the goodness…