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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday: Job

My mom's brother, who lives in Colorado, sent me this photo in an email along with this message: "An elk calved it's baby right by our front door yesterday!! How cool it was. After about 6 hours the mother came back and the baby was up and walking and ran out to greet "mom". Way cool to see!!"

Can you believe an elk had her baby right by their front door? That stuff just doesn't happen in Ohio!! This photo immediately made me think of Job. At the end of the book of Job, God speaks to him out of a storm to remind Job that the wisdom that directs the Creator's ways is beyond the reach of human understanding. God questions Job rhetorically to show Job his ignorance. And in the end this brings Job back around to complete faith in his Almighty God and Creator despite the terrible plight and trials he was facing.

So for Word Filled Wednesday, here is a portion of God questioning Job starting in chapter 38.

God asked Job: "Where were you when I laid the earths' foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! ... Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb...when I said, "this far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt."

Have you ever given orders to the morning...have the gates of death been shown to you? Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth? Tell me, if you know all this?

Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bear her fawn? Do you count the months till they bear? Do you know the time they give birth? They crouch down and bring forth their young; their labor pains are ended. Their young thrive and grow strong in the wilds; they leave and do not return...

Do you give the horse his strength or clothe his neck with a flowing mane? Do you make him leap like a locust, striking terror with his proud snorting? He laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; he does not shy away from the sword... At the blast of the trumpet he snorts, "aha!" He catches the scent of battle from afar, the shout of commanders and the battle cry.

Does the hawk take flight by your wisdom and spread his wings toward the south? Does the eagle soar at your command and build his nest on high?"

Job replied to the Lord in Job 42:2: "I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted."

The purpose of Word Filled Wednesday, according to 160 Acre Woods, - is to share God’s word (no famous quotes or other literature — only the beautiful word of our Father) through photo’s & a Bible verse! So though I am tempted to write more and be "devotional in nature" I will let the photo and God's word stand alone to work in your heart. If you've never read Job 38-42 it's a must read!

Walk with the King!



Blogger eLisa said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, a wonderful story, and God's Word today. I am so glad you joined in!


June 17, 2009 at 7:14 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

Welcome to WFW. I really enjoyed your post sweetie.

June 17, 2009 at 7:33 AM  
Blogger Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

What a cool story and picture!!!

June 17, 2009 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger Amydeanne said...

hey! I'm so glad you joined us today!
that baby elk is so cute!

June 17, 2009 at 11:23 AM  
Blogger This Is Me, Doing What I Do said...

Welcome to our bloggy sisterhood shared through WFW. I pray you are as blessed as I have been through it!
Your post was awesome! Thanks for sharing.

June 17, 2009 at 11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for the reminder, Courtney. I needed this today.

June 17, 2009 at 11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh that was my "anonymous" comment. Yes, I know ... I need to just get a google account :-)


June 17, 2009 at 11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have a beautiful blog. Thanks for sharing His word through your beautiful pic.


June 17, 2009 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger Alicia, The Snowflake said...

What a cute picture! But I am so glad God has patience with us when we have lapses of faith. Thank you for the reminder that He has it all under control even when we doubt. Happy WFW!

June 17, 2009 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger Mariposa said...

Wonderful story!!!

June 17, 2009 at 8:51 PM  
Anonymous genial said...

greeting from Jakarta Indonesia :)
nice post :) have a gorgeous day to you :)

June 18, 2009 at 3:18 AM  

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