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“He does great and unsearchable things, wonders without number.”  Job 5:9 CSB

We find this verse in the book of Job.  It is being spoken by his friend Eliphaz, who is attempting to offer Job comfort in his misery.  Unfortunately he fails miserably, but his heart was in the right place. He has made the assumption that Job has done something wrong, something to make God mad.  Why else would all of these horrible things have happened to him? But we have the inside scoop, we know Job didn’t do anything wrong.

Eliphaz did get this right though.  God does do great and unsearchable things, wonders without number.  

The Grand Canyon is a great and wonderful thing.  If you’ve ever had the opportunity to stand on its edge, it will take your breath away.  The oceans are great and wonderful things, the feeling of awe that comes over you as you watch the waves flow gently in and out, realizing the power it has within it.  The stars in the sky as they shine brightly from above are too inumerable to count, each in itself a wonder. The fact that the earth is positioned at the precise angle it needs to be to preserve life is a great and wonderful thing.  The air we breathe, the food we eat, the clothes we wear are great and wonderful things given to us by the Lord. The land we live in, here in America, the fact we were born here with the capability to worship freely is a great and wonderful thing.  The seven wonders of the world, one of which is the Christ Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, all done by God’s hand.

When a child is born, a marriage reconciled, a friendship started, an addiction overcome, a grief comforted, a relationship restored, all of these are great and wonderful things.  God does all these things and so much more. It is truly hard to comprehend how the right word is said at just the right time, by just the right person to change their life. To send them into a new direction that would have never happened otherwise.  It’s not coincidence, it’s God. They are great, they are unsearchable, they are wonders without number.

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