Sunday, May 24, 2015

poor palti

today's readings: 2 Sam 2:12-3:39, John 13:1-30, Psalm 119:1-16, Proverbs 15:29-30

poor Palti, son of Laish. David did in fact win Michal's hand in marriage, but he had plenty of wives and concubines. Palti clearly loved Michal... you can tell by the fact that he follows her down the road, weeping, as she is taken from him and given back to David.

who knows how they ended up together? who knows if Palti was a good man or a bad one? but what we do know, and i love how the Bible gives us such human stories to read and marvel at, is that Palti loved Michal.

they told him to go home. and he did. but you can still, thousands of years later, see the look on poor Palti's face as he walked sadly home, heartbroken.

thank You, God, for giving us these little stories of human lives... as it reminds us that our lives matter to You... even us little people.

1 comment:

julie reedy said...

The books of Samuel are so very alive with history, human emotions and choices that we as humans make. They are also full of Gods dealing with our choices. Never before did I see the significant meanings and how we have not changed in all these years and neither has God. He loves us period. But there are consequences for wrong decisions.