J & I went to the 9:45 service. It was on the Book of Job. I learned some things that I didn't know...in Job:1:19 - when suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on them and they are dead, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you! The key to the story of Job is the conversations that God and Satan had about Job. Satan was doing everything he could to show God that if every good "thing" was taken away from Job, he wouldn't be God's faithful servant anymore. God told Satan he could do anything he wanted to Job but not take his life. Satan killed his family, destroyed all of his possessions, and put boils all over his body. Job stayed faithful at first, his wife told him to curse God, his friends told him he was cursed by God for some sin he had done. Then, Job wished he had never been born, and then blamed God for his suffering. Job was ready to take God to court when God started to ask Job the 38 questions..."where were you when I laid the earth's foundation..." The 38 questions are really cool to think about. Then, Job gets it. The Book of Job was written to encourage us in our time of suffering during tragedy. Why does God allow tragedy to happen, not cause it, but allow it? So that you & I will realize the temporary value of this world and not get to attached to it and do things for His glory that will matter in eternity, which is what it’s all about. If you want to read the entire Book of Job click here.
The day was pretty restful. J & I watched Beauty Shop with Queen Latifah, Alicia Silverstone, and Andie MacDowell. It was a good "chic flick." J & I will probably stay up late tonight and sleep in tomorrow. Sleep in, ooh that sounds wonderful!!!