Grace For Your Day April 6

Grace For Your Day, April 6, 2020

The book of Job was once referred to by one author as "Some Lessons from a Garbage Dump" because that is where it was written. That is what Job was experiencing in the Book: garbage. His life was a total disaster. If you have ever read it before, you will know that in the first 2 chapters, Job loses his family, his health, and all his possessions in a very brief period of time which is what some people are experiencing right now. From the reports that we are getting in the News, it sounds like some people are losing everything in light of the Coronavirus.

However, the Book does not end that way. Instead, it goes on for 40 more chapters to wrestle with the issue of "Why?" Job asks: "Why did this happen to me?" "What was this all about?" And he comes to this amazing conclusion in 19:25-27:

As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives,
And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.
Even after my skin is destroyed,
Yet from my flesh I shall see God;
Whom I myself shall behold,
And whom my eyes will see and not another.

In other words, even though he does not know why all of this is happening, Job still trusts in his Redeemer. Even though his questions are not answered and he does not know why this terrible catastrophe is occurring, he still rests in the fact that his Savior lives.
As we prepare to celebrate one of the strangest Easter Sundays in church history, we need to come to grips with what Job says here. We need to find our hope in the same place because our Redeemer lives as well amidst the trials. He has not gone anywhere even though we do not always know what is going on amidst the Coronavirus.

Please join us this Sunday morning at 9:30 on our You Tube Channel as we talk about our Redeemer. We will not be meeting in person due to the safety precautions for COVID-19 but, in light of the special holiday, we plan on having a full church service with Scripture reading so you will not want to miss it. It should be a great encouragement to you as we go to this amazing book and learn some lessons from the Garbage Dump of Life. May the Lord bless you and keep you in His grace until then!

- Jeremy Cagle