Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Open Our Mouths

Job opened his mouth and cursed his day.  Job spoke out and said:  Perish the day on which I was born, the night when they said, "The child is a boy!"

Job had every reason to complain.   Satan tried to make a point: those in pain and turmoil will turn against God.  We can sympathize with Job because Satan buried him with terrible loss and pain.

It’s always fair to ask, “Why God, why?”   After all, if we have a relationship with God through prayer and conversation, we have every right to cry out, “God, I’m angry with you!” 

We should never regret the day we were born even when our lives are troubled and difficult.  Life is precious.   The alternative is non-existence.  Troubles and difficulties can be overcome when we persevere and realize God is not punishing us or testing us.  We punish and test ourselves.

Let’s open our mouths and bless each day.   Let’s speak out and say, “Thanks be to God for the day on which I was born, the night when they said ‘This child is a boy (or a girl)!”

Deacon David Pierce

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