Under the Mercy. In I Sam 26:39, David takes the widow, Abigail, as his own wife. Abigail's response is so beautiful: "She bowed with her face to the ground and said, "Behold, your handmaid is a servant to wash the feet of the servants of my lord." A powerful strong man is asking for Abigail's hand. And she is ready to serve.
Under the Care. God took care of David in his wilderness. Saul's army falls into a deep sleep caused by the hand of God so David could enter and reveal God's beauty to Saul. David would not lift a finger to prove his point, to take revenge, to make a statement. David lived in "spent sorrow." He never took matters into his own hands even when all aligned. This is holiness --- not righting wrongs but rightly dividing the Word of God. No spears. No personal agendas.
COME BOLDLY: Timeless Prayers
Father, What stirs within our hearts this day? Am I wrapped and warped in my own plans or how I think You should act. Please come and be the Ruler of my life. I lay down my own rule. No more spears of tongue and hand and feet. Make us a people ready to serve like Abigail and reflect Your Beauty. And where we "miss," thank you for unknown fresh new grace. Under the Grace of God.
PHOTO: I saw the sun set tonight at the Quarries Lake and ran to meet it saying in my heart Psalm 56:9. My God is for me, even in the midst of all of this.