What Job Asked

How long is your joy, O God?
How far is your delight?

Beyond the horizon
to the ends of the day.

How strong is your love, O God?
How quick is your compassion?

More than the lion’s roar
as it rushes to its prey.

How beautiful is your grace, O God?
How sweet is your goodness?

Like a baby’s first laugh
to the widow’s ear.

How wide is your embrace, O God?
How deep is your wisdom?

Greater than stories told by generations
that could fill the ocean’s canyons.

How soon is your grace, O God?
How sure is your faithfulness?

More certain than your next breath
from the blink of an eye to the setting of the sun.

on Job 38:4-6

One thought on “What Job Asked

  1. Beautiful, Rachel, and those lines you close with are stunning:

    More certain than your next breath
    from the blink of an eye to the setting of the sun.

    That is lovely in its raw power and assuredness.

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