Many times, I have said to my kids, "I may not always guarantee your happiness, but you can guarantee I will always do my utmost to keep you safe!" Protection for my kids is one of my top priorities, and I am always cognisant of the fact that I, as father, have a primary responsibility in this. While still living in a world where tragedy often knocks at the door of "good people," there has to be something I can do to give my utmost for the safety and protection of my children!
Job's story in the Bible is often related to human suffering, but as I read his story, I find that had the test of his character not been allowed by God, this story looks completely different. Job lived a life before God in such a way that He (God) had all things covered or better said.... hedged! He was doing a great job of keeping his kids safe!
Check out this short exerpt from my last sermon!