Modern Day Job

In times of sorrow and pain, the last thing someone might want to do is sing praises to God; however, last week I witnessed a modern-day “the Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the Lord”. One of the high school girls in our Challenge Club lost her mom to a three-year battle with lung cancer. I went to the wake and was so impressed by the faith of all present, especially the two daughters, one who is 16 years old, and the other who is 22, and the husband. But what was even more impressive was the next day at the funeral all three of them got up after the mass and sang “How Great Thou Art.” Not only did they not blame God for the loss but they sang praise to him and continually expressed their gratitude for the time they did have with their mother or wife and celebrated the beautiful life she lived. I always liked the story of Job because of his faith, but I never witnessed anything like it. But when I heard “How Great Thou Art” I saw that this attitude of faith is not just a nice story but it is a reality that can be lived!

About Julian Frommling

Julian Frommling is a second-year student at Mater Ecclesiae College in Rhode Island. She is discerning a vocation to the consecrated life.
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