Day 240 – August 28, 2021
Scriptures – Job 7-9, Psalm 38
“Come quickly, my Lord and my Savior.”
As we walk through the book of Job, we are continuing the conversation about suffering, death and the anguish of the soul.
Psalm 38 fleshes out human anguish well. We sometimes reach the point of grief where we can’t hear or can’t even speak. We find ourselves in mere survival mode, there is so much difficulty happening within us and around us.
Job is a discussion of all of this and more. It seeks to answer the why of suffering, through all of the hardship, why it happens and how to process it. It never quite gives us an answer. Thankfully Psalm 38 and the Gospels give us a clue as to what to say and do.
In light of the Gospel, the words, “Come quickly, my Lord and my Savior” becomes the cry of our own hearts to our Lord Jesus Christ. “Lord Jesus! Come!.” That’s the final message, of the final book, “Lord, Come. The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.”’
Amid all the evil and suffering in this world, the church, her people, say, “Come quickly, my Lord and my Savior!”
Jordan Ickes, Minister of Etna Green Church of Christ.