God has answered Job from the context of an impressive whirlwind and the Lord's divine nature and dominant majesty speak so clearly there is no appropriateness in Job any longer questioning God so he just gives in and acknowledges God's sovereignty.
Norma Helgerson has written a poem that, at this point in his life experience, Job would probably have had some affinity for:
Our God is in supreme control His way is always best. He knows when every sparrow falls And when His child needs rest. Our sovereign God is He whose love
Thomas Willadsen Mary Austin Christopher Keating Dean Feldmeyer Ron Love George Reed Bethany Peerbolte
For January 20, 2018:
God Activates by Tom Willadsen — Perhaps God wants us to delight in each other and in the magnitude and depth of divine love. Perhaps the Lord wants to activate our gifts of the Spirit, to use them for the common good.
We are all intimately connected as one body in Jesus. Isaiah celebrates our intimate union with our creator, describing us as the joyful bride of God. Though there had been alienation and rejection from both sides in the past, the prophet describes us as God’s delight. That connection is also emphasized in Paul’s oddly graphic description of church folks as body parts — we need each other because we are not a living, breathing body if we are somehow separated.
When Jesus visited a wedding at Cana in Galilee, he showed that human disappointments matter to him and that he would be prepared to redeem them. This is a story about a young girl's bitter disappointment when she became a bridesmaid.