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Angela Overton

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So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Genesis 1:27, KJV. I am enamored with the Genesis creation narrative and have always thought the conversations of origin and worldview to be fascinating. Most people during their lifetime will ask themselves, “Why am I here? What is my purpose? Who is my creator?” I remember when I was a little girl asking my mom, “If God created me, who created God?” It is amazing that you an I are masterpieces designed by a God who has no creator; because he…

Job 23:10, “But he knoweth the way that I take: When he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.” Think with me for a minute, what would the world (Christianity, the church, the Bible, your life) be like without the story of Job? The book of Job is a celebrated story of an incredible man who did not forsake God in the highest and lowest parts of his life. Even though I may not go through the exact same things Job endured, I find comfort and strength in his reaction to the calamity the he and his wife…

Job chapter 1 and 2 surveys the heartrending account of Job’s loss. First, he loses his material wealth and possessions, and then he learns that all of his children died in a desert windstorm. There are still terms that lack in our world. For instance, there is a word to describe the loss of ones parents; an orphan—there is a word to describe the loss of a spouse; a widow—but, there is not a word in the English language to describe a parent who suffers the loss of a child. Certain experiences go against the grain of normality—I cannot begin…