We are still in the series Parents in the Bible Who Lost a Child, and this week it’s time to look at Job. You are probably tempted to skip this one because it’s easy to pass right by him, thinking we already know Job’s story. (He lost everything, had friends who didn’t do a good job of comforting him, and then God gave him everything back…Whatever…!)
Please stay with me for this one because…
As I started really studying Job from the perspective of a parent who has had my own child die, it amazed me how much is there that we don’t realize. In fact, there is so much richness and depth that can encourage us in our situation as bereaved parents (such as Job is someone who can identify with our suffering in the face of when it doesn’t make sense, especially if we have held up our end in being a “good Christian”) that it will take two episodes to get through it.
This week we are going start by looking at Job himself, and at his wife. Next week we will look at his so-called friends, God’s response to everything, and then pull it all together.
I believe both weeks will bring encouragement, hope and light, to help lift some of the heaviness in your soul after the death of your own child.
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