I had the pleasure (or something like that) of re-hearing this song earlier in the week. Coming so soon on the heels of this past Sunday’s message by Brian Mahon, I was struck by the connection between Job’s cries for God to speak, and the picture of Christ’s suffering for Job. This, combined with the picture of Eliphaz’ misreading of Job’s lament and Peterson’s own words:
And if a man has got to listen to the voices of the mobThe Silence of God
Who are reeling in the throes of all the happiness they’ve got
When they tell you all their troubles have been nailed up to that cross
Then what about the times when even followers get lost?
‘Cause we all get lost sometimes…
All I can offer is a sincere, “Thank you, Jesus,” for mercy, for love, for community, for daily needs cared for and for His faithfulness when mine is found lacking. He is is wonderful savior.