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When Trouble Comes

Message for worship at West Richmond Friends Meeting, 7th of Second Month, 2021

Speaker: Lyn Koehnline

Scripture: Job 1:1-2, 6-12

There was once a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. That man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. There were born to him seven sons and three daughters.

Did you learn about Job when you were a child? Were you horrified that God would let someone suffer just so God would win a wager with Satan?

Maybe you’ve never heard the story of Job, but I grew up in a church that used the 3- year cycle of the common lectionary, so I heard passages from Job read in church every year, though the preacher usually preferred to focus on that Sunday’s Gospel or Epistle lesson.