Another day of sitting around wondering what to do… after the little daily jobs are done. Going over again, how we might have done things differently, not to have all this blank time in between selling and moving. But we had to get things out of the way for showing, then we had to pack up a POD to clear the garage and get it sorted and cleaned, making more trips to the dump, etc. We had no way of knowing how long it would take us… or, how quickly we’d get it done!
Can’t crochet, since that’s all packed away. We were thinking of packing up and retreating to the trailer (near Ottawa) until Closing, but then we’d miss all the parties & dinners we’ve been invited to. Besides, poor Dustie will find it disrupting enough!
Anyway, I wouldn’t bother posting today except that I found some good quotes for you. They’re from a Focus on the Family article about God’s Sovereignty, What would Job say to Luke Skywalker? The author talks about the balance between blaming everything on the devil, and actually admitting the existence of one. In the story of Job, God actually allows the devil to harass Job.
At the end of the book, after Job’s feckless friends have finally driven him to question God, the Lord appears to Job. He confronts Job with a lengthy series of rhetorical questions to demonstrate His complete authority over all things – earth, oceans, weather, constellations of stars, vastly powerful creatures of land and sea. In effect, He’s asking Job, “Who are you to question the wisdom of the sovereign Lord?” Job repents and in the end, God restores his fortunes with interest, but does not choose to explain to him the ultimate reasons behind his trials.
…To paraphrase Tim Keller, if God is big enough for people to be angry at for permitting evil and suffering in the world, He’s also big enough to have reasons for it that we don’t understand.
Like I’ve said before, if we could understand God, he wouldn’t be God! The main thing is that, as we consider all those rhetorical questions God asked (Who made the oceans, who holds the stars in place, etc.)–we can say with Job, “I know that my Redeemer lives!”