The Holy Prophet Job

  25 For I know that my Redeemer lives,
      And He shall stand at last on the earth; 

 26 And after my skin is destroyed, this I know,
      That in my flesh I shall see God,

 27 Whom I shall see for myself,
      And my eyes shall behold, and not another.
      How my heart yearns within me!

Job 19:25-27 , NKJV http://www.biblegateway.com/ 

 The Holy Prophet Job is counted as an intercessor for persons suffering from depression and ulcers. Satan sought to disprove his faithfulness and devotion to God by destroying all Job had and afflicting his body with sores from his head to his foot. God allowed this test, and Job proved true; defeating the evil one’s purposes. The above quote from Job’s words taken from the Book of Job shows that he was such an exceeding godly man that he was made worthy of foreknowledge of the Messiah.   

The Book of Job, located in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible, is a must read for persons with disabilities (if they are able to do so), their loved ones, friends, and fellow parishioners. Job is indeed a living icon of a sufferer who maintains his faith through most sore tragedies and affliction.

For more on the Book of Job, consider reading this recent publication: The Trial of Job: Orthodox Christian Reflections on the Book of Job http://www.conciliarpress.com/the-trial-of-job-orthodox-christian-reflections-on-the-book-of-job.html 

See also http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2010/05/story-of-righteous-job-long-suffering.html (source of icon)

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