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Waiting on God in Difficult Times
A Lenten Book Study on the book of Job
My dear friends,
We are living in difficult times, unprecedented times, a moment in human history unlike any other. As of this writing, on February 11, 2021, it will have been three hundred and thirty-nine days since we last gathered inside our church building for worship. And even though we have done our best to stay together, to keep up with each other, to worship and attend classes and meetings on Zoom and Facebook, things are not as they were and many of us are mourning what was and wishing, waiting and hoping for what will be... eventually.
As we enter the season of Lent, we are enduring another kind of wait. The drumbeat of the soon coming crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth and his triumphant return three days later, having defeated death for all time. Throughout it all, we, who know the story, are meant to immerse ourselves in the story and in contemplation of the wages of sin on our own lives. Job, then, is a good model. He’s a good and faithful man. Not without sin, but nevertheless aware that there will be suffering in life and that the only true and lasting prize is that God is with us always.
I hope you will find time to follow along. We will read a small section a week. I will provide a couple of questions for you to consider as you move through the reading. If you’d like a deeper dive, join us on Zoom for Bible Study - Wednesdays at 11:00 - even if you’ve never been before. All are welcome.
(The text for our study using comes from the Wiersbe Bible Study Series of the same name, Copywritten in 2011.)