RevRainbow Posted June 5, 2013 Report Share Posted June 5, 2013 Are You still having bets with the devil, Lord?Job lost it all so You could prove a point;You knew already Job would not cave in,yet his faith, like mine lately,was sorely tested as he watchedhis belongings perish and family die.Are You still having bets, Father?Sure, after it was over You restored him;new kids and cattle, but I can’t help thinkingthey were but replacements –did he not mourn the lossof those he initially loved –for the lives sacrificedto prove Your point?And David, whose son of his sinwas taken before he could speakor even be aware of his existence,because the child was not meant to bein the first place – a child of lust –Yes, Your actions were justbecause of one’s sin there mustbe a wage to pay, I heard You say:Death.Scripture says, “In all things give thanksfor this is the will of God concerning you.”Give thanks? I would rather run upand pound my fists against Your chest!You have brought me close to Youthrough affliction, trial and tribulationand…have I not lost faith?Why then this ultimate burden of grief?You could have taken me, this old sinnerwith charcoaled lungs and a listof lifelong failures, instead;thus sparing not only myself, but mother,brother, sister and friendssuch profound sorrow and grief!Give thanks? A spiritual anomaly,so it seems to me,one that tears at the fiber of beingto lift up hands that hang down,change mourning into gladnesswhen my heritage has been destroyed!So be it. I will bear the cross,I will cling to your robe hemas a little child, trusting,and You know why?It’s all I have to hope in.Like David said when his son died,I shall go to him,but he shall not return to me.If this be not so –eternal life-then mortal life itself is a travestyof creation – we worship vanity -has no meaning or purpose;and we are most to be pitied.and I have not beaten my fistsupon the chest of the Creatorin anger over death,but merely have beaten upon the air.So I choose to continue to believe,my faith remains intact, yea,even stronger; thus, O Lord,You have won another betwith the devil and it cost me,as it did You, my only son. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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