Wednesday, January 30, 2013


"Have you ever told the morning to appear?
Ever made daylight show up to bring an end to the night?"

Yeah...I didn't think so.

"Have you visited the storehouses of the snow and hail?
Ever made the rain fall on a barren land?"

Yeah...I didn't think so.

"Have you ever shouted to the clouds and made it rain?
Made lightning appear and cause it to strike where you direct?
Ever given intuition to anyone's heart or instinct to a mind?
Ever counted all the clouds?
Ever tilted the water jars of heaven when the parched ground is dry?"

"Is it YOUR wisdom that makes things happen?  Is it at YOUR command that all things were made?"

Yeah...I didn't think so.

 "Do you still want to argue with the Almighty?  You are God's critic, but do you have the answers?"

Yeah...I didn't think so.

(All in quotations are from Job 38-40)

Almighty God, I am so small, but that hasn't stopped me from questioning Your ways.  Yes, me, a creation, questioning the One who gathers up the wind in the hollow of Your hands and wrapped up all the waters in Your cloak.  I see my teeny, tiny piece of the picture and start hurling the questions at the One who breathed me into existence and sustains my life this very moment.  Give greater grace to all of us who think we know better than You, who scream up to the heavens, "What are you doing?"  and who doubt the absolutely stunning PERFECTION of Your ways.  We love You.

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