Re:Verse passage – Job 2:1-10, 3:11, 20-26 (day six)
Reflections on Job 3 and Psalm 37:4 while in Kenya.
Would I take delight in the Lord if I had no fresh water to drink, or a bath to stay clean? Would I take delight in the Lord if I had little food to eat? Would I take delight in the Lord if I slept on a dirt floor, and my little brother didn’t make it past four? And what if I had no father who cared, and a mother who had no time to spare? Would I take delight in him then? What if rather than a little, I had nothing at all, and all life around me seemed to hang on only by a thread? Would I take delight in him rather than dread?
Would I take delight in him?
But what if I saw his promise in the colored banner that arched across the sky, or the sun which gave its merciful light? Would I take delight in the Lord? What if I saw that tooth filled smile, and the purest laughter without pretense or guile? The boy kicking the thread bare ball, and my sister with her stick-thatched doll, what if I saw the simplest joy in it all? Or what if someone touched me, and told me of the SON who could rescue me from this merciless life? Would he be enough to pull me through this indiscriminate strife?
What if I saw him in others when they gave of themselves; knew his love, and peace, even when all else failed? What if hope prevailed?
Would I take delight in the Lord?
Yes, yes, even then, with nothing at all, my joy and hope would rest in him.