Friday, June 5, 2009

Job, the Parent

January 1, 2009 I started a year-long project: read the Bible through from beginning to end. This is the first time I've done it with no agenda and no pre-conceived ideas. I just wanted to read it like a "book". It's been a great journey so far.

A few days ago I came across a very interesting verse in Job. He had 7 sons and 3 daughters. His sons took turns holding "feasts" in their homes and invited all the siblings. Here's what really hit me: Early in the morning he (Job) would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them, thinking, "Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts." This was Job's regular custom. (Job 1:5).

Wow! Talk about parental love and committment. Daughters - watch out! Early in the morning I will be praying for you. Just in case you need it :-)