David’s Prayer

Readings: Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; 2 Samuel 7:18-22; Galatians 4:1-7

Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and said, “Who am I, O Lord, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far? And yet this was a small thing in your eyes, O Lord God; you have spoken also of your servant’s house for a great while to come. May this be instruction for the people, O Lord God! And what more can David say to you? For you know your servant, O Lord God! Because of your promise, and according to your own heart, you have wrought all this greatness, so that your servant may know it. Therefore you are great, O Lord God; for there is no one like you, and there is no God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our own ears. 2 Samuel 7:18-22, NRSV

Who am I, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far? David prays to God, asking him this question. It’s a question any of us could ask – and many of us do. Why do you care, God? What did I ever do to deserve such attention? Why give me this life?

If we listen carefully, we just might hear the answer:

Because I am me, and you are mine.

2 thoughts on “David’s Prayer

  1. Bill+Albritton

    What a powerful reflection. Thanks, Johnna. As I have said before, I am truly grateful I I don’t get what I deserve.

    1. Johnna Post author

      Thanks, Bill. In the end, even in the beginning and the middle, it’s grace. Peace, Johnna

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