Today we have the story of Job. The Devil got permission to take away all Job's riches, children, and health. The Devil expected Job would not be faithful to God, because he thought his faithfulness depend on the things God had given him. Job suffered, but remained faithful, and prayed for his friends who claimed he had been sinful to deserve all the calamities (he hadn't).
The Lord brought back all the riches he had lost, and more children than he had lost, but I never felt that new children could really replace lost children. Plus, I feel sorry for his wife. (There were more than a dozen children lost, and replaced.)
Most of the Christmas shopping is done, but just have to start wrapping.