Thursday Matters- May 18, 2023
Everyday Job Story
I still remember years ago returning home from my son’s skating class and thinking it probably wasn’t a good time to tell my husband Dan that our "check engine soon" light was on again. The next day I had an important meeting to drive to which was 200 miles away. I decided not to tell Dan about the engine light because he was in the basement shop vacing water due to a plug in our sewer line. The irony of Joey, age 7, asking me to read Job for his bedtime story made me laugh. But I was immediately struck by Job's response after all his belongings and children are taken away; "The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD."
Once the boys were in bed and I was folding laundry I couldn’t believe the peace I had because I just kept repeating, “Blessed be the name of the Lord.” No matter what happens there can be peace, not because all circumstances are good but because God is always good…everyday.