Here, right at the end of the book of Job, after consulting with the great and the good and arguing the toss with God, Job finally gets it. The one who created the universe with all its marvel and wonder, who needs no help from us, longs for us, not to understand everything but to simply accept that this God, greater than we can ever imagine offers us relationship, invites us to be partners, co-creators in restoring the earth.
You can do everything?
O God I wish I could believe that.
I wish I could believe that you could feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, heal the hurting, restore our broken world…
Remind us, O God, that you are a God of relationships.
You don’t work in isolation but you invite us to partner with you and with one another to see creation restored, to see that the world you created in all its beauty is more than enough when all your children care for one another and share from the vastness of the gifts you have given.
You can do everything O God, but you prefer to do it in partnership and relationship.
May we partner with you and with one another to be part of your everything.
And may it be beyond our wildest imagining.
1 Then Job replied to the Lord:
2 ‘I know that you can do all things;
no purpose of yours can be thwarted.