God in the center
David arranges the transport of the Ark to the new capital Jerusalem. In essence he moves it figuratively and literally from the fringe into the center.
Jerusalem is also to be the home of the king that has united the nation. It will also be the future location of the temple that will be built under David’s son, Solomon’s rule.
Jerusalem then becomes the foundational place where order is restored from chaos.
God desired to be placed in the center of the nation, in the same place where the king resides who ultimately should place God in the center of their own life.
What does it mean to put God in the center of all that we do?
Even when life gets messy?
What does it mean for households, relationships, and congregations to put God in the center of all that they do? What would that look like?
What if in every moment we asked God to infuse our collective lives with the fruits of the Spirit? For everyone to embody love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control?
Prayer: God who brings order to chaos, who names and claims us as Your own, guide us this day, help us to experience your presence throughout our day. Amen.