Wednesday, July 24, 2013

What do we do when calamities strike?

The Lord strikes David's household for the sin he commits against the poor man Uriah ,the Hittite.

Nathan prophesies the death of his son born through Bethsheba.

David goes into a fasting and praying mode pleading before the Lord so that the punishment may be revoked.

The son dies.

The king's household expects an ordinary response to an extraordinary situation like this .But David being who David is, does something extra-ordinary.

When he hears that his prayers have gone unheeded by the Lord,he washes and then goes in to worship the Lord and then comes out ,breaks his fast and proceeds on to the task of living his life.

Is his heart broken by the demise of his son?The answer is yes ,he talks about going to him.

How does he respond to God for the calamity that has struck him?He goes and worships him.

Before the demise does he sit back with his folded hands and wait for Lord to strike?

No,he tries his level best to revoke the judgement in the way he knew best.

David's perception of the Sovereignity of God comes across as being absolute.

David also comes across as a cold and practical man but there is a very important lesson to be learnt here.
David was a king,he needed to stand up and stand up quick.

We all need to stand up from the calamities life throws at us .

The only way to do it is to go to the house of the Lord ..that is where the healing flows from.

..but we don't ,do we?

We all have our stories to tell.



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