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Mission impossible or possible?
A Father´s heart in Heaven and the coming Resurrection of Life

Majlis of Sorrows

Job (Hiob) - a name that stands for suffering and calamity. The book in Old Testament carrying his name is regarded the oldest of the whole Bible. Describing his tremendous sufferings after the loss of his children, of possessions and health. When Job eventually sits on the shambles of his existence marked by leprosy, three friends come to see him. Because they cannot find any words of comfort in the face of Job´s misery, they just sit with him for seven days and seven nights, counting 14 nights. They give to him the only consolation you can give in the face of the loss of lives of dear persons, they are just with him, sharing his sorrow. Only later a seemingly endless but fruitless discussion begins, not reaching dawn or consolation. In all of the majlis of friends Job is vacillating between faith and hope, but finally his speeches culminate in those famous words:

I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth

And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

God´s Answer from the Whirlwind

Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? God introduces himself to Job in a very long speech to be the creator of the universe and especially of many kinds of animal that he explained to Job, including the horse:


What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider. Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is terrible. He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men. He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword. The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield. He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet. He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.

Job´s Answer to God

Then Job answered the LORD, and said, I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.

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Majlis of three Men hanging on a Cross at Golgatha

Job was joined by three friends in his sorrows and sufferings. When the Messsiah, Jesus, was crucified, he was joined by two men, robbers, who shared his fate. Like Job´s suffering resulted in him seeing God with his own eyes, the crucified Messiah and his two companions can open our eyes for reality who God is.

"The figure of Christ on earth is the figure of death of the crucified. The image of God is the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross."                                                                                                                         Dietrich Bonhoeffer in his book "Discipleship"


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