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But what about…?
By Larry Chadwick


But What About…?
By Larry Chadwick

Have you seen my servant Job, and how he’s true to me?
I’ve seen your servant Job, and why is plain to see.
Who wouldn’t he be true to you, for all those riches too?
But test him once or twice, then see what he’ll do.

First it was his wealth, the devil took away from him.
That is how he learned, he wasn’t loyal on a whim.
Possessions didn’t matter, that’s not what made him true.
Although it wasn’t easy, and made him somewhat blue.

The biggest test came next, it involved his family.
It was the hardest test of all, to see how true he’d be.
He was told the news, that all his children were dead.
The devil thought he’d cave, but he was true instead.

Finally he took his health, to see if he’d be true.
It turned out God was right, He knew what he would do.
He had experienced all there was, to the problem of adversity.
But he didn’t budge, and was as faithful as he could be.

His wife was no support, said “he should curse God and die.”
But he remained steadfast, even though he wondered why.
His three friends were even worse, and said it was his fault.
He thought they needed therapy, and they should try Gestault.

Have you seen my servant Job, and how he’s true to me?
I’ve seen your servant Job, and why is truly hard for me.
Who would be true to You, just because You love them too?
And now he prays for others, it seems he loves like you.

If Job had been born later, and Jesus had already done the cross,
And then Job would ask, what about my pain and loss?
God would answer back, I understand your pain and loss,
Lest you forget My gift, that was My Son upon the cross.


October 5, 2002



If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

[This message has been edited by Larry C (10-05-2002 11:46 AM).]

© Copyright 2002 Larry Chadwick - All Rights Reserved
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Some say that the book of Job is one of the if not the oldest story in the Bible.... A true tale of Hope that has been passed down through time to all ages and to all generations that encourages us all to hold on to our Promises given to us by God.... Amen.  My friend, truly, the best is yet to come.  God bless you and thank you for sharing.

-Bob
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Larry C:  This is a wonderful poem and deals with one of my favorite books of the Bible. Thank you for posting it. Great messages in it for everyone.

Betty Lou Hebert

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A wonderfully written poem.  I enjoyed this summary of Job, and all the lessions you mentioned.  this was a great poem
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Bob,
How right you are. Thanks for sharing those thoughts.

Betty Lou,
Well it was my pleasure. And thank you for reading. Peace to you.

Encarta,
Thank you for such a kind response. BTW, welcome to Passions. Hope you find this a lovely place and stay a long time.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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A great lesson re-learned, and I too think that the best is yet to come.  Nicely done Larry.

Howdy Neighbour
     
Sharon  

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Larry: Job suffered more than most of us ever will. The story of Job is the ultimate test of faith and you’ve penned it well.

Thanks,
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(big hugggsssssss) God Bless You, sweet friend, this is wonderful, I truly believe the best is yet to come and this ultimate test of faith shows how we can all do it too and surmount many mountains that may lay ahead! (sigh) This is powerful, sweet friend, I LOVE IT, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Larry, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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Sharon,
You must be right. I certainly am ready. But I'll take whatever comes! Thanks so much.

Melton,
Yes it is. And he certainly is an example worthy of emulation. Thanks.

Noah,
Yup it does. Tests are meant to be passed not failed. Thanks as always.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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Dear Larry,  I think God gave us the story of Job to give us hope when we are suffering a great loss.  If we hang in there God will  still be with us even though much is gone.  Well done.  Joyce
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