“Speak to the earth”

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One of the most poetic books in Old Testament is the Book of Job. Basically, the book is about a man asking the same questions many of you have asked: What have I done to deserve this? Why good people suffer? Is there a God of justice at all?

I am not going to try to answer these questions, but I do want to challenge you to ask yourself some other questions also found in the Book.

Job knows that somewhere in the Universe there is God, the Creator. How can we know that? By learning, of course:

Job 12: 7  But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee.

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Indeed, studying the physical aspect of life, from a cell to an organism, from chemistry to physiology, one can discover that God reveals Himself in many ways. Is evolution consistent with creation? It definitely is! Life evolves, the Universe evolves, and the human spirit evolves. There is a whole eternity for that.

Job 12: 8  Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.

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Speak to the earth, and listen.

Job knew the obvious, but still he had his Why? questions. Aren’t we all like that?

God didn’t answer Job’s questions. Instead, He demanded that Job answer His questions about the phenomena of Nature, and how the laws of Nature operate. Four chapters of Nature-related questions! “I will question you, and you shall answer me…”

“Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail… Out whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven? “

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“Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds that abundance of water may cover thee?”

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He asks about asses and unicorns, peacocks and ostriches, horses and grasshoppers.

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What an amazing world we have been blessed with! What an opportunity to learn and explore! Speak to the earth, and learn about your place and purpose in life. All the answers are there, and all the ideas we might need.

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At times some of us feel lonely, bitter, angry, frustrated, confused. Some of us are facing grief and tragedies. What can we do?

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The best we can do is to live day after day facing whatever is coming toward us, and knowing where we stand.


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What have you ever learned from Nature? Does the concept of eternity scare you?

Hope you are having a good week! I am resting my eyes and reading paper books instead of my Kindle … 😉 No drawing or editing! Thank you for all the good wishes, my wonderful friends!


 

And now, some awards

Please, don’t feel obliged to answer: it is my way to say Thank You! for sharing your beautiful photographs and entertaining writings! 

Canadian prairie blogger Genevieve has nominated my blog for the Creative Blogger Award. Thank you so much, Genevieve! Please visit Genevieve’s  fantastic blog – you will learn so many interesting and useful things –  you have no idea!  🙂

Here are my nominees for the Creative Blogger Award, with many thanks :

https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/,   http://strassenfotografien.wordpress.com/,   https://sonofabeach96.wordpress.com/, https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/,   https://graffitiluxandmurals.com/,   https://michellemaya2005.wordpress.com/, https://sydspix.wordpress.com/,  http://crumblecult.com/,  https://aquileana.wordpress.com/,  http://inesepogagallery.wordpress.com/

David from Chape  nominated my blog  for the Sunshine Award. Thank you so much, David! 🙂

David is a personal trainer, and I encourage you to read his blog.

Here are my nominees for the Sunshine Award, with many thanks:

https://hopedog.wordpress.com/, https://midihideaways.wordpress.com/, https://brushespapers.wordpress.com/, https://secretartexpedition.wordpress.com/, https://west517photos.wordpress.com/

Mythology expert and a brilliant blogger Aquileana has nominated my blog for the Best Blog Award. You are too kind, Aquileana,  thank you for believing in me 🙂 !!! Please, visit Aquileana’s charming blog and immerse yourself in the world of Gods and ancient wisdom.

Here are my nominees for the best Blog Award, with many thanks:

https://teagansbooks.wordpress.com/, https://bobbushell.wordpress.com/, https://shehannemoore.wordpress.com/, http://dalocollis.com/, https://equinoxio21.wordpress.com/, http://mythsofthemirror.com/ ,  https://milliethom.wordpress.com/, https://jeteliot.wordpress.com/, https://tropicalfloweringzone.wordpress.com/, https://twobrownfeet.com/

Thank you for who you are and what you are doing!

inesemjphotography  Have a great weekend!

120 comments

  1. A beautiful post, Inese. I’ve come to the understanding that whatever we believe in, it’s not all about us and we’re not the centre of creation…

    1. Olga, I cannot disagree with you. We are not the centre indeed, and we know very little about things. Whatever our beliefs, the Life is much bigger than the fraction we think we know.

  2. Dear Inese. I found this post to be exceptionally thought-provoking. I know I’ve never said this before, but I seem to have spent all of my 69 years looking for answers. I did R.E. ‘A’ Level in the 6th form in the hope that studying the Bible, and religion in general, might answer some of those questions and allay my doubts and scepticisms. But here I am today, still asking questions. At uni I studied geology and evolution and am certain that evolution is an ongoing thing. Life and life-forms, and the Earth on which we live, continuously changes. It is, indeed, an amazing world, and I feel more than privileged to have been a part of it, if only for a mere second of geological time. I’m still asking questions, simply because I can’t answer those such as why people suffer …
    Well, enough of all that. Thank you so much for the nomination! I haven’t been visiting people’s blogs much for some weeks, and am just pplaying ‘catch up’ now! So I’m sorry to have missed this when you posted. We’ve had two whole weeks away since Easter, and I’ve been attempting to write as well. Yikes! I’d love to accept the award – thank you so much! I see the logo in your side bar an imagine I look at Aquileana’s blog for the rules?
    Sorry for the long comment. I got a bit carried away! 🙂

    1. Thank you for your comment, Millie! It is my way to say ‘thank you’, because I do love your posts. There are no rules except that you can nominate another 5-10 bloggers.

      I guess some questions have a very personal answer – they were never supposed to be answered in general. The only thing I am sure about is that in this perfectly balanced Universe everything has its purpose and meaning.
      Have a lovely weekend!

  3. As ever thank you for your wonderful posts Inese, and thank you for the nomination – creative blogger award – really appreciate it so much. But I’ve gone award free just recently but will add you to my Thank you list. 🙂

      1. That reminds me I normally reblog your post nominating me- I forgot! Losing the plot! Would you like me to reblog that one or is there a special post you’d like me to feature on my blog as a Thank You?

        1. No, no, you don’t have to! I am officially award-free from this minute 🙂 Just forget it 🙂 I didn’t mean anything like that, I just wanted to say thank you, that’s all. Oh my goodness, lets just forget all the story 🙂

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