Words from the Heart for Friday May 24th, 2019
God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.
Job 37:5 (KJV)
Several years ago, the federal government decided to implement the Phoenix payroll system for public employees. Following a review of the implementation of the pay system, after more than half of Canada’s public servants had their pay disrupted by Phoenix, last May, Canada’s auditor general Michael Ferguson announced his findings. He stated, “I want to stress that I believe that right now is a critical moment when the federal government needs to reflect on what I call ‘incomprehensible failures’. It needs to reflect on how much government culture stands in the way of achieving truly successful results for people.” Some civil servants were underpaid, some were overpaid and some weren’t paid at all.
The Bible is a piece of incredible literature. Followers of Jesus know it is the immutable word of God and it has led to the transformation of millions of lives. It is filled with poetry, theology, wisdom, hymns, stories, parables and history. It teaches about the nature of God and it leads people to Jesus, the Redeemer of all. It is all this and more. But it is wonderful literature. Listen to what Job 37:5: “God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.” No wonder the Bible is considered the finest work of literature in the history of the world. It is, after all, written by inspiration of the Lord God of the Universe. The one who “thundereth marvellously” and “great things doeth.” He does indeed do great things, in your life and mine. How has the Bible been speaking into your life recently? Has God been thundering marvellously into your life? What great things, even those beyond comprehension, has He done for you? Have you thanked Him for it all?
These have been words from the heart.