One Ship, Two Ships

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Mush! We took a ride behind a dog team.
Mush! We took a ride behind a dog team.
Mt. McKinley (Denali) is behind Ray's head. We saw it on Saturday!
Mt. McKinley (Denali) is behind Ray’s head. We saw it on Saturday!

Today is the day Ray and I are to climb aboard the biggest ship we have ever boarded for the first cruise we have ever taken. That isn’t saying a whole lot for us, because we have spent very little time on water. We don’t sail until 9:00 p.m. tonight. When we found out that we could purchase tickets for an afternoon cruise that takes tourists up close to Blackstone Glacier and even see it calve, we decided to take the plunge. (I certainly don’t mean that literally!)

I love the portion of Job when God speaks. The book of Job begins with the story of what happened to Job and then for thirty-five chapters, Job complains and his friends offer well-meaning but completely ineffective explanations and advice.

In chapter 38, God silences everyone with His words about what is really true. God uses His magnificent creation to silence His own critic (Job) and also Job’s critics (Job’s friends). One of the creations God uses to explain how His ways are above the ways of Job, his friends, and all the rest of us folks is ice.

From whose womb has come the ice?
And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth?
Water becomes hard like stone,
And the surface of the deep is imprisoned.
Job 38:29-30, NASB

The answer, of course, is God.

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