Job 38:1-11; 42:1-5; Revelation 19:4-16
What do Job and Revelation have in common? In both cases symbolic language is used to reveal the majesty of our God!
When Job questions God on why his life is literally falling apart in every way, God reminds him of the bigger picture. He speaks of creation in terms of building a house with plans that are known to the Architect of the universe, but not to the laborers in the building. Job is not alone in his suffering. The all-powerful God is on his side.
In Revelation, God reveals himself as a knight on a white horse coming to save us as he defeats the devil and all his empty promises. No matter what the world might throw at us, true righteousness and salvation is ours! It is ours by grace, granted through the waters of Baptism and renewed at the Communion Table.
The world tries to confuse us by declaring these symbolic passages to be confusing and without meaning or purpose. But know that a deeper and more beautiful meaning waits to be discovered as we engage in these passages, and the majesty of God is revealed.
Prayer: Thank you, Almighty God, for being our Savior! Amen.