“Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades or loose the cords of Orion? Can you lead forth the Mazzaroth in their season, or can you guide the Bear with its children? Do you know the ordinances of the heavens? Can you establish their rule on the earth?” Job 38:31-33
God’s questions to the broken man, Job, are haunting.
There is a unique mixture of compassion and correction in their tone as God seeks to update Job’s understanding of who He is.
But I am grateful for that.
As my three sons near and step into manhood, I have had more and more opportunities to talk with them about those steps and what they mean.
More often than not, these conversations began with great questions, too. But as time went by, the questions changed and ended, recently, with a Job-like surprise.