Thursday, January 12, 2012
Job 10:21 and Matt 9:2 "Land of Darkness & Deep Shadows" (January 12)
Jesus Christ saw faith and healed hearts then bodies. The health of our soul always trumps the health of our bodies. "Take heart, your sins are forgiven." (Matt 9:2) Take heart Job and Bev and every blogger here. He came to call sinners. That's us. What beautiful faith in Job pushing through his suffering. Even his friend alludes that Job has small beginnings (whoever called thousands of sheep and donkeys and ten children SMALL?) and his latter days would be great. Prophetic. Meaningless to Job at the moment. Job has not forgotten about God. His flesh just doesn't want to face all that suffering. I can't wrap my brain around losing all ten of my children on the same day. Job says in 9:28 that he has become afraid of his suffering. Wouldn't he be tempted with---what next? It is a "land of darkness and deep shadows" for Job. Even though he knows so much about God, Job recognizes that God passes him by and Job sees him not (Job 9:11). And the same for me. May we not miss you, Our Good God, passing us by this day in our suffering be it great or small.
Posted by Bev Brandon @ The Fray at 1:01 AM