Monday, January 23, 2012
Job 37:22 and Matt 15:8 "Terrible Beauty" (January 23)
We all search for Life-giving words that heal and help.
We don't want people to suffer.
We want to explain what God is doing.
No words weigh in to pour out Terrible Beauty.
Job 37:22 "A Terrible Beauty streams from God."
Out of the north comes Golden Splendor;
God is clothed with Awesome Majesty.
Job's young inexperienced Friend with ravishing rhetoric
hurls words right on target in so many ways.
But does Elihu draw out of Job the man God intends?
No. Diction drives gaping distance.
Maybe Job's friends should have just sat in Silence
rather than delivering a Discourse over 30 plus chapters.
Maybe the Silence of A Heart that Deeply Cares
is really the best medicine we offer.
I don't want your words, I want your heart for me.
Matt 15:8 "This people honor Me with their lips
but their hearts are far from Me."
"Silence is often more eloquent than speech
And tears more effective than Theology."
Posted by Bev Brandon @ The Fray at 12:00 AM