Sermon:
BLESSED ASSURANCE
Job 2:11
11 Now when Jobs three friends heard of all this adversity that had come upon him, each one came from his own place-- Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. For they had made an appointment together to come and mourn with him, and to comfort him.

Before we look at Job 2 we need to go back to Job1: 6 where it states, NOW THERE WAS A DAYK..

Most of us can remember where we where on certain days. We can often remember what we where doing when certain life events took place.

We remember what we where doing when we received the news of the lost of a loved one.

We remember what it was like the day our child was born.

Those of you as old as I or older will remember when:
Kennedy was shot
The evening Dr King was killed
Many of you have embedded in your minds what you where doing when you heard the terrible news of September 11th.

I remember a normal morning at work. You know what Im talking about; you get your first cup of coffee, do a little small talk with associates and then get started on your daily routines. But THIS WAS A DAY. I remember my wife calling and telling me a plane had just crashed into the World Trade Center. I remember co-workers crying and calling home to relatives. I remember having a blessed assurance that all was not lost and if my God could bring us to this, He could bring us through it.

We all remember days of major life events.

Brother Job had a day and the bible says NOW THERE WAS A DAY.

I can imagine Brother Job and his Sister Job eating breakfast on a normal but beautiful morning.

I can see them looking out the window at the green fields covered with a bountiful harvest. They can also see the camel caravan passing by taking their goods to market.

They look out and see the houses of their children and maybe their grandchildren getting ready for school.

Next they look at each other and think how blessed we are. I can hear them say This is a Day that the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it.

But in a matter of moments their lives change forever.

In only a matter of moments one servant after another comes shouting horrible news.

In a matter of moments the news got worst and worst until finally the final blow comes with the news that ALL TEN CHRIDLEN HAVE BEEN LOST.

It only took a matter of moments for Job to go from being the wealthiest man in the valley to being a man who has lost all.

Possessions gone, Staff gone, Livelihood gone, All of his children gone.

Just like brother Job we can go from being on top of the world to losing everything.

We live in a time when we have lost our way of life as we used to know it.

We live in a time when:
Children are blowing up schools
Children killing children and even killing parents and grandparents
We live in a time when:
Our sons are in jail
Daughters strung out on drugs
We live in a time when:
Our elderly live in fear
Gangs