You probably had to watch that more than once. No judgement here. I've seen it, oh, just one billion times. Caleb is captivating with those cute cheeks and voice inflection. It took days of me repeating the big story to him before he was ready to "picture me mommy." But I didn't teach him to say it was "crazy", even a 3 year old gets that intuitively. 

In moments of fear or doubt, anger and depression I pull up this video and let the simple and profound truths align my circumstances to my faith. I believe in the big story of the Bible... 

God made something good. 

The big story, God's project, started in a garden. It was to see us, all of us, his image bearers, flourish and co-create. The soil was good there. In the beginning there was shalom (peace), beauty, order and life. It was good. We rarely hear this part of our story, but it doesn't make it less true. If you're getting half the story when you explore God, remind yourself that God created something good, you included. 

We messed it up.

I have a gold freaking medal in screwing things up. What are the "things" you may ask? Anything you want it to be- I've messed it up. But I don't have to explain that to you. You get it. All of humanity shares in brokenness. We are imperfect, the people we love are imperfect, our systems are jacked, and our world is broken. And that's on us. We made the mess. We literally can't help ourselves.

Jesus makes it right.

No matter how far East we journey from Eden in life, God can clean up all our messes, and he does it through the person of Jesus. No one denies Jesus lived and died, that's just history. It's the empty tomb and the hundreds of witnesses that saw him after death that makes us tilt our head. Because science can only prove something that is repeatable, we are dependent upon their testimony for this once-in-history moment. If Jesus rose from the dead, and I believe he did, He is exactly who He said He was, and He accomplished exactly what was predicted for thousands of years. He restored us. Jesus made it right.

One day, God will make all things new.

"What the creator God has done in Jesus Christ, and supremely in his resurrection, is what he intends to do for the whole world--meaning, by world, the entire cosmos with all its history." (NT Wright, Surprised by Hope)

This is not all there is. This life is not as good as it gets. A day is coming when Christ will return. He will complete his new creation with a new heaven and a new earth. A place with no tears, no pain, no suffering, no brokenness, no helplessness, and no faith or hope. Just love.  God will make it new.

And yes, Caleb is right, it's crazy. But it's true. God will make all things new.