The Messiness of Life

Daily reading: 2 Samuel 5:1-5 & 6:1-5
Sunday October 25, 2015

Focus passage: So all the Israelite elders came to the king at Hebron.  King David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the LORD, and they anointed David king over Israel. 2 Samuel 5:3

Life can be messy.

Sometimes I feel like the duck in the book “Duck in the Truck.”  His truck gets stuck in the muck and he needs help getting it out.
His friends get incredibly messy helping him out, as his tires spin the mud up on them as they strain and push the truck out.

While King David represents the Golden Age of kings in Israel, his story is not ideal.  He makes a lot of mistakes and we tend to gloss over them but there is a vital lesson in the messiness of his life. God remains with him.  As flawed as he is, God is still able to work through him.

God is present in the messiness of David’s life and God is present in your life.  Even when it is messy, even when you feel like you are stuck in the muck!

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.


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