Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Lightseekers 2016 Day 2 - PM Happenings

Today it rained, and it rained, and it rained, right at lunch time. It was a downpour and flooded our craft area. Big rolling thunder. What to do? But then the sun came out and we pushed the waters out of the craft area. Free time continued as normal and everyone got to do what we wanted to do. Jim spoke tonight from the book of Job, chapter 38.
"'Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind:
 'Who is this that questions my wisdom with such ignorant words? Brace yourself like a man,
    because I have some questions for you, and you must answer them... 
Who created a channel for the torrents of rain? Who laid out the path for the lightning?
Who makes the rain fall on barren land, in a desert where no one lives?
Who sends rain to satisfy the parched ground and make the tender grass spring up?
Does the rain have a father?  Who gives birth to the dew?"

After God answers Job back for two chapters, He asks Job this question,
“Do you still want to argue with the Almighty?   You are God’s critic, but do you have the answers?” Job 40:2 (NLT)
Job is completely humbled because God has all power, all knowledge, all authority and is present in every situation, even when we've done it wrong. Job and we can never find fault with God, even when we don't understand what he is doing in our lives. 

Additionally, God is loving and merciful - He didn't wipe out Job for his questions, but dealt with Him firmly, yet kindly.  Not only is God merciful, He is also gracious,so much so that He sent His Son to die for us and offer us eternal life. With a God like that, One who controls even the wind, rain and thunder, is it too hard to answer, Whom do you serve?  He is the One we can trust and surrender ourselves to.


Unknown said...

I love it, a message and ministry in an update. Thank you for allowing to join in on our kids' experience.

dwinch said...

Let it rain... Enjoy the magnificence of His creation!!

Anonymous said...

What a timely message Jim.

dwinch said...

I am really enjoying your updates, Ann!!