The king asked the Cushite, “Is the young man Absalom safe?”
The Cushite replied, “May the enemies of my lord the king and all who rise up to harm you be like that young man.”
The king was shaken. He went up to the room over the gateway and wept. As he went, he said: “O my son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! If only I had died instead of you— O Absalom, my son, my son!” 2 Samuel 18:32-33
God’s plans and promises eventually come about; sometimes in round-a-bout ways. Absalom lost his life in pursuit of David. When news of his son’s death came, David wept for him. What parent wouldn’t desire that their son’s life be spared and their’s taken? There is a sadness to this story. Violence was part of David’s world. But, there was also a son name Solomon, who would bring peace. God causes all things to work together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.
How am I responding when God’s plans take a turn, zig or zag? Do I have faith in His promises and power?
Lord, I do! I have ultimate faith in You. I look ahead at this next season with optimism even in spite of the great challenges. Please give me favor and do the powerful and might miracles necessary. Would you bless Your people around me. Today, may I inspire and teach from Your Word in a way that builds up the people at the Rescue Mission Church?! May my kids express their love for You and be prepared for this week ahead. I thank you in advance for what You are doing in Keanu’s life. I wonder if that internship will be open to Kaenan? Give Eden encouragement and a desire for godly things. And continue to smile up on Kai and Kasey. Btw, my wife is the greatest blessing ever, thank you, thank you, thank you.