Solo – God Gives, God Takes

15 01 2009

Job 1:1,8-11,21

Vs. 21 – “God gives, God takes. God’s name be ever blessed.”

If you want to sum up the story of Job, here it is. First of 42 chapters and it is all put into one statement. Now to enjoy the richness, emotion and passion of the story, you really need to read the other chapters.

Basic question: Can you live today by this statement? Wow, not sure I could without adding a few lines. When I think of the things I hold dear, it is tremendously difficult. You take my dog I would be fine, but you take one of my family members and I would go bezerk. Job lost so much and still made this statement. God truly holds everything in his hand and we get to enjoy so much each day. Makes you want to give a longer hug, listen a little more and smile more.

Thanks, God for what you do allow us to have each day. And for the things you decide to take, help us to keep our eyes on you.

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