Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Job Longs for Death
Today I read Job 6 where Job states he wishes God would just let him die, or cut him off as he puts it. I can understand his grief. I have not lost any children, but I have lost friends and loved ones to the cold merciless grave. Even having a knowledge of the Atonement, that we will one day live again and be together, is little comfort in the moment of grief when we bemoan our fate and our loss. The knowledge of the resurrection gives peace and lasting comfort, but the pain of loss here and now is immediate and never quite fades away. Humans are very good at feeling sorry for themselves. It is a trap very easy to fall into, but we do in fact need to look forward to that ultimate victory over death, the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and make sure we keep things in perspective. Until tomorrow.