This is a significant message by the late Albert McShane (1914-2002) on lessons to be learned from unexplained trials. Taking up the story of Job, Mr. McShane describes a man who wished he’d never been born, or at least wished he could now be finished with life. The thing that he feared had arrived – tragedy, and unexplained loss of family, possessions and health. Added to this were the wounds inflicted by his friends. Yet, having lost everything, Job exclaims, “Though He slay me, still I will trust Him”. Job learned that God is still to be trusted even when He can’t be traced.
This sermon is an example of a preacher speaking from experience with weight, feeling and power – and listening to it will do your soul good. Readings: Job 1:1-2, 11-12, 17, 25, 4:1-5, 13, 17, 20-21, 5:3-5, 14, 6:1-2a, 8:8-8, 11, 11:17, 20, 12:1 (Message originally preached in Northern Ireland many years ago).
For some brief biographical information about Mr. Albert McShane see here.