These last few weeks have brought pain and tragedy into our constant view...
I've been pondering the story of Job this morning.
Imagining the story from GOD's perspective.
As the scene opens, God is actually boasting about Job to Satan...
“Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless—a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil."
"Ahh... - of course he is faithful", Satan taunts - "you have given him such a good life!"
Satan urges GOD to test Job's faithfulness. God agrees.
Tragedies occur in Job's life - one after the other.
Then both God and Satan watch.
I imagine them holding their breath.
How will Job respond?
Will he remain faithful?
Lately, I've been seeing my own life as a scene in this same theater. It feels like one tragedy after another has struck our own family as well as the lives of people around us.
I wonder... I know... God watching. He is waiting for my response. This is my chance! I must stay strong and witness - He is my PEACE! I will stand in my FAITH!
FAITH is what GOD values!
all who trust in you,
all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.