Tuesday, October 29, 2013

an answer, sort of

Good morning sisters and brothers,
In today's reading God responds to Job's questions, but not how we expect. God's point seems to be that his knowledge if beyond what we can understand. It's lovely poetry, but as an answer to Job, it's a bit disappointing. Fortunately, this is not the end.

God bless,

Job 38:1-10
Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind: 2“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? 3Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me. 4“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. 5Who determined its measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? 6On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone 7when the morning stars sang together and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy?

8“Or who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb?— 9when I made the clouds its garment, and thick darkness its swaddling band, 10and prescribed bounds for it, and set bars and doors, 11and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stopped’?

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