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The Book of Job Comparison

A time in my life that can relate to The Book of Job would be the horrendous summer of 2005. With college a few months away, and high school graduation parties to make lasting memories with old friends, the summer began with hopes of fun and excitement. This outlook on my summer is similar to how The Book of Job opens with Job and his current living conditions. His well being is explained in chapter one verses two and three where it says, "He had seven sons and three daughters, and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys, and had a large number of servants. He was the greatest man among all the people of the East," (New International Version, Job 1: 2-3). For Job and myself there would soon arrive a slew of horrible events which would all come swiftly and unexpectedly.

A month before I was heading to (whatever school or sport camp), my grandpa had a seizer that hospitalized him for three weeks. This episode shocked our family for he was always in good health. Soon thereafter I found myself being tested to the limits mentally and physically as an individual trying to find my place on a very competitive football team. The practices were brutal, and with so many freshmen in my class competition was fierce for playing time. During this time I had doubts about whether or not I wanted to play at (whatever school or sport camp). By how things where going my parents, especially my mother, became worried and explained to me that I could transfer and play somewhere else. I relate this event to the time when Job lost his seven sons and three daughters, and his health. He had also been shocked with great loss, while his health tested him mentally and physically. Job's wife, who was concerned for Job told him to, "curse god and die," so he would not have to suffer any longer, just as my mother had told

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