January 8

Job 11-14

Job knows there is order in the universe. If it doesn’t rain there is drought. If it rains too much it devastates the land. Ears hear and tongues taste. He says nature itself understands what we do not. Ask the animals and they will teach you or the birds or the fish. They, Job tells us, know that in God’s hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.

Job reminds me today that this creation was not an accident. Our world is a beautiful, amazing work of art. From the tiniest cell in my body to the tallest mountain there are wonders to behold. And the Creator wants us to know him, to trust him.

Job said even if God slew him he would still put his hope in God. Life is not easy. There are struggles and sadness. But there are also some pretty incredible aspects, too. Not the least of which is the comfort that comes from trusting God with it all.

We who know the Creator know that as amazing as this life is here, our eternal home is even better. God is faithful in this life… and the next.

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