I know My Redeemer Lives
No one knows exactly how we feel when we lose a loved one or good friend to death, but we are mindful that others have also experienced the loss of a loved one. The experience of one such person is recorded in the Bible in the book of Job. Job had it all, he had ten children, fields of livestock, an abundance of land, a houseful of servants, and a substantial stack of cash. And then, without warning, like an avalanche, adversity struck. He lost his livestock, crops, land, servants, and all ten of his children. Soon after this, he lost the last human sign of hope, his own health. Job experienced a sea of pain and suffering and chronicled his experience of intense inner suffering. It was in the midst of his pain he made a profound statement of faith recorded in Job Chapter 19:25-27 - I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes - I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me! During uncertain and difficult times, we need to remember God’s promises, God’s presence, God’s protection, and God’s ultimate provision.
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