Monday, September 24, 2018

Lions, tigers, and dragons (?), oh my!

So I got a little carried away teaching Sunday School. We’re doing a good DVD series on prayer, and the “Bible Discovery” part of lesson took us to the end of Job, where Job has been wallowing in self-pity (and rightly so, I think) and demanding that God respond to his theological queries. When God shows up, He does not answer any of Job’s questions, but instead begins asking him questions: “Where were you…"

And I got a off topic a bit. We were supposed to be focusing on Job’s response at the end “I know you can do all things and no thought or purpose of yours can be restrained or thwarted…” . Some in the class may think I got off a little more than that and have well and truly gone off the deep end.

Keep an open mind…

Its snorting throws out flashes of light... flames stream from its mouth; sparks of fire shoot out... smoke pours from its nostrils as from a boiling pot over burning reeds... its breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from its mouth...

What animal comes to mind (the entire passage is Job 41)?

Fire-breathing dragon. Right?

Dragons are part of the folklore and mythology of just about every culture on earth, and I think that is because there were dragons on the earth once upon a time. Men have hunted many animals to extinction, why not dragons?

But then again, perhaps it really is just a crocodile.

1 comment:

Far Side of Fifty said...

:) I thought of a dragon also.