Saturday, October 13, 2012

When Why Has No Answer – v2

Not in capriciousness
randomness of fate
but when “Why?” has no answer
how we all can relate

Wondering with Job
how pain, struggle can be
when we try to walk righteously
repenting of our sin

Nothing we can comprehend
forces in the world
leading some to suffer
and some to reap corrupt gain

The walk on this earth
far from the garden where we began
faith alone sustaining us
until we reach the promised land

Edited October 13, 2012
“When Why Has No Answer – v2”
May 26, 2010
“When Why Has No Answer”
struggling with questions of life and death
and God’s timing

& reading the first part of
the book of Job, including
Job 1:1-5:16
Heartlight’s Straight Through Bible Study
for May 23, 2010, read May 24, 2010
Job 1:21
Job 2:10
Job 5:17-8:22
Heartlight’s Straight Through Bible Study
for May 24, 2010, read May 25, 2010

and the later part of the book, and
the following poem, posted
to 5/26/2010
Answering the Clay

The potter spoke
out of the whirlwind
answering the claim
rebuking his claims
the demands he dared to speak

A reminder, the distance to God
how far below
is the home of man

Walking in the dust
rather than riding the clouds
Marveling at the works
of His majestic hands

& the poem, “His Comeuppance”, posted
to 5/26/2010,
both based in part on

October 18, 2009
Job 38:1-7 (34-41)
Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35b
Job 38:1-7, 16-18, 34-38 & 40:3-5
and sermon, “Father Knows Best”,
by Pastor Ruth L. Foss
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
October 18, 2009
Psalm 8:3-4
and writing challenge
“Monday Manna for October 19 - What is man?”
posted by Joanne Sher on her blog,
“An Open Book”, at:

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