The Book of Job invites us to enter into a space of lament. Job’s story of great suffering befalling a person for no perceivable reason is as old as time. In the face of grief and woe, we ask ourselves and our Creator “why?”. Like Job and his friends, we seek to understand our pain, to confine it to the realms of human logic and understanding.
Rather than provide open and shut answers, the Book of Job shifts our focus to God and the divine perspective that extends far beyond our own. Circumstances of our lives are often out of our control, but they are never outside of the control of God. Job invites us to bring our doubts, questions, and griefs to our Creator, and at the same time to look beyond ourselves and marvel at the vastness of God.