I love it when children’s bible story books go beyond the normal selection of characters… this month at Christian Focus we have two characters that are too often forgotten in children’s bible story material. The first character is Job:
Job lost his family, his property and his health, but he did not complain or blame God. Trusting in God made a huge difference in Job’s life. When we trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as our Friend and Redeemer, that makes a big difference for us too. God will give us patience and he gives us all we need for every day, especially the forgiveness of sin through Jesus Christ, who gave his life so that those who trust in him would have eternal life.
Perhaps you have fallen into the trap of thinking that characters like Job are not appropriate for young readers… but children suffer, they experience loss and they need the message of the book of Job, ‘I know that my redeemer lives.’