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A Thought for this Strange Day – 24/3

During the “lockdown” we thought it would be helpful to keep connected and building community in as many ways as we can. One way we’re going to do this is by sharing something each day from one of our members. It could be something that has encouraged or challenged them in the past few weeks, it could be a verse from the Bible, a song, a poem or whatever other ways God is speaking to them. Below is day two, from our pastor, Fraser!

So not even 2 weeks into this lockdown and already my head is playing tricks on me. At times I wonder how to relate God to all that is going on, and at other times I find myself trying to defend him (I’m sure He’s honoured!). I have had conversations where I am told that God is allowing all this (now the word ‘allow’ is okay in some sense, but I think they meant God was content with what was happening). On the other hand, I have seen clips of church leaders saying not to worry, keep holding public services and God will heal us all. Is there a middle ground, can my head find peace?

So today I read Job, or rather God’s response to Job (chapters 38 and 39). This is not for me to understand. It is above and beyond my comprehension. I am to trust that our good God operates His world with justice and wisdom, not prove it.

“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
Tell me, if you understand.
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
Who stretched a measuring line across it? (Job 38 v4-5)

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