A MELODY OF SUFFERING

07152017 Saturday

“Then Job answered the Lord and said, ‘Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You? I lay my hand on my mouth’” (Job 40: 3-4).

When life tempts us to ask, “Why me?” perhaps we should first consider the question, “Why not me?” What ultimately emerged at the heart of Job’s faith was an acceptance of unexplainable suffering. As sharps and flats are to music, so suffering is to the tuning of our lives. The challenge isn’t to single out individual notes for debate but, rather, to catch the melody of the yet-completed composition.

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