So, here I am on Monday, staring at my computer…
I got nothing.
That's what I'm thinking – I have no idea what to write about.
So, Lord – what do You want to say?
"I want to say that I love My children…more than they'll ever know."
Do you know that, my friends?
Deep in your soul, where no one else sees your sorrows, your hurts, your disappointments – deep in your soul, do you know that you are loved by The One?
My one-year Bible reading plan currently has me in the book of Job. Oh, how I have a love/hate relationship with the book of Job.
I love Job's honesty – I love that he questioned God – deeply and poignantly.
I hate that God didn't give Job any concrete answers – I hate that it all seems unfair.
I love that God did something better!
Job ranted and railed at the heavens. He questioned and doubted and struggled. And yet – not once, not ever – did he deny the Lord.
And the Lord did something amazing.
He showed up.
No, he didn't answer Job's questions – but He did give Job The Answer.
In a sign of miraculous love, God did not send a lightning bolt and zap Job where he sat. He didn't let Job die.
Instead, He showed Job a tremendous courtesy by appearing in person.
The King stepped down to earth in a whirlwind –
He was stern with Job, but it was tough love. The Lord brought Job to repentance, but He did it to bring Job closer to Him, to bring him to a deeper faith.
"I had only heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes." (Job 42:5)
God showed Job that knowing Him was better than knowing why.
This wasn't the last time that God stepped down to earth. And it wasn't the last time that the appearance was motivated by love.
A wooden cross still casts it shadow across humanity – across the human heart. On that day we came face to face with The Answer.
Yes, we will question, and doubt, and struggle. We might do some ranting and railing at the heavens (I've done some of that lately – have you heard me??)
But, at the end of the day, what I KNOW is this:
He loves His children –
And knowing that He loves me is more than enough to answer the cries of my heart.
Knowing God is better than knowing why…
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