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My grandfather used to say, “This world and one more”. The current world is not perfect but the other one is so let us keep in mind the perfect place in heaven which is beyond what we could imagine. This day we continue to grow in what we believe and are grateful for all we receive.
We’ve been reading in the book of Job and have noted that the world of Job is certainly not perfect. In a deep state of despair, he’s going through anguish and misery because he had lost everything. His children, his livestock, and his property. Then, he is afflicted with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head (Job 3:7).
Reading today in Job 10, he agonizes over why God is letting these bad things happen to him. He says God made him, gave him wealth, showed much kindness to him but now God has allowed him to drown in affliction (v. 15).
Life is frustrating and we sometimes jump to false conclusions that God is out to get us much like Job believed. We complain like Job but keep in mind, we have someone to represent us and fight for us. Let us empty out the darkness. Let the Light of Christ fill up this emptiness on the inside so that we become beacons that light up the darkness of this world brighter than the brightest stars of the night.
This day with You Lord, we are in a fight. It’s a fight of good against evil. We are team members for good working together and thankful for a new start each day because of grace. Thankful for what Jesus has done on the cross. Today, we walk the path to the perfect place and are focused on the finish line to victory. Amen.