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.