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Toiling with Job by Raymond A. Foss

Toiling with Job
walking on the earth
searching for the answer to why
yet nothing there sufficient
in my mortal brain
finding little to hold onto
left to ponder the world
capricious and cruel sometimes
sometimes bliss beyond belief

Not looking for retribution
the scales balanced in this life
sin already paid for
by the lamb going to the cross
yet wanting to understand
that which I cannot fathom
the swings of the pendulum
pain and death in this walk
and joy beyond imagination

May 26, 2010
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 FaithWriters.com 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 FaithWriters.com 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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