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Jacqueline Miller Talks About Job's Wife

Sabbath services on March 18, 2017 began with a piano introit by Penny Thomas. Lois Davis led the song service, accompanied by Penny Thomas on the piano.  The opening song was “Hover O’er Me, Holy Spirit”.

Jacqueline Miller welcomed everyone, had prayer, and read the scripture reading – “Let the righteous smite me; [it shall be] a kindness: and let him reprove me; [it shall be] an excellent oil, [which] shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also [shall be] in their calamities.” Psalm 141:5 AV. David was telling the Lord to let the righteous people tell him where he was wrong.

Jacqueline Miller then talked about Adventist work in Yugoslavia. An Adventist first grader missed school on Saturday two weekends in a row.  The little seven year old was confronted by a group of teachers and police. He refused to attend school on his Sabbath. When he was asked, he sang Sabbath School songs and prayed. The youngster wasn’t told by his father not to go to school, for the father could have been sent to prison. 

At age 15 he returned to his father’s farm since he wouldn’t be able to attend public universities.  Then he learned of an unaccredited Adventist secondary school in his country and attended it.  Adventist students regularly did better than the public school students on end of the year tests. After graduation, he returned to the Adventist school and taught for many years despite the offer of a good government job. Thank you for supporting this educational outreach in Croatia.

Jacqueline Miller then called for the Laurelbrook Missions Offering, which was collected by Paul Frechette and Addy (9th grader)) and which goes to support Laurelbrook mission trips.  Laura Mae Zollinger sang “Ninety and Nine” as a vocal solo for special music.

Jacqueline Miller had the superintendent’s remarks on Job.  The congregation then became one Sabbath School class taught by Jester Felarca on grieving and resisting the Holy Spirit.
Following are a few notes from the theme talk: 
  1. What you do think of Job’s wife when she told him to curse God and die?
  2. She had lost everything – her pride, her possessions, her family. She felt God had forsaken her.
  3. Job himself was called a perfect man – he must have been a wonderful husband.
  4. Job lost everything and contracted boils.
  5. Job 2:9 “Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.”
  6. His reply? Job 2:10 “But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.”
  7. End result? Job 42:10-11 “10 ¶ And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before. 11 Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.”
  8. Job’s wife was there with him the entire time.
  9. God uses this story to challenge us to have the patience He feels we need.
  10. Job’s wife probably had the second set of ten children and raised them, too.
  11. This is the story of two people’s united love for each other and for God.
  12. Just like Job, we need Jesus with us every moment of every day.
Personnel Other Than Students:

Jacqueline Miller – semi-retired nurse living on the Laurelbrook campus
Jester Felarca – works in the Laurelbrook Nursing Home as a C.N.A.
Laura Mae Zollinger – retired nurse / widow of Glenn Zollinger, brother to Robert D. Zollinger, Laurelbrook’s retired president and board chairman
Paul Frechette – retired Laurelbrook business manager
Penny Thomas – caregiver for Laura Mae Zollinger

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