Thursday, March 29, 2012

Drops on Leaves

Photographed by Anna Cervova
This graphic reminded me of how wet it was just over a week ago. We can’t tell if this was fall or spring – and it could have been taken either season. Of course, it reminded me of a verse:

For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof: (Job 36:27 KJV)

Who makes those small drops of water?

Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out. (Job 36:26 KJV)

As Elihu explains God’s greatness to Job, I cannot help but agree. God is great.  There is much we cannot know about Him – but Elihu believed God did wondrous works:

Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God. (Job 37:14 KJV)

Elihu was attempting to reason with Job, as were others, and I found I liked his reasoning better than the others. The only problem was, none of them understood that Job had done no wrong. Nothing in his actions caused the deaths of his children, the loss of his property nor the loss of his health.  There was no sin to confess.  There was no wrong path taken. None of his loss was God’s punishment.

There are, however, powers and principalities allowed to act in this world. When we rail against the unfairness, it might help to read God’s intervention.

Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. (Job 38:1-4 KJV)

Our knowledge is as limited as our abilities.  Both His knowledge and His abilities are unlimited, and He knows what will happen, from beginning to end.

Our lives, compared in the Bible to withering grass, can also be compared to drops on leaves – so quickly gone, and we can only pray they added to the growth of another.

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