Why would the Bible commit one of its books to analyze only one’s misfortune and suffering? Because suffering in human life causes always many controversies. It is often used as an argument against God and his love. Does God want us to suffer? Why innocent people, like children suffer? Job has to face these questions and reality in his own life. “Remember that my life is but a breath, and then my eyes will never again see joy.” Really? If we follow Job until the end of his story we will be surprised. What can we find there? Suffering has an important meaning in human life, for all and it is not a punishment, even it may seem so when we look at the story of Adam and Eve deprived of their eternal life and paradise because of sin. We may not know the meaning of suffering until later, only God knows, but it is all about our redemption. The ultimate answer to human suffering is … God. The readings of Job this Sunday prepare us for the coming of Lent, when we will read more about him. You don’t need to wait thou, pick up your bible and read now ….
Imagining of Job by Jan Lebenstain ...