Jesus and David

Ahimaaz called out to the king, “Peace!” then bowed low before the king, his nose to the ground. He said, “Bless the Lord your God, who has delivered up the men who raised their hands against my master the king.”
2 Samuel 18:28

The death of a loved one is always very sad.  When I lead a family at a memorial service and the dead person is the son or daughter of parents still alive, it’s especially sad. This is what happened to David.

David’s son Absalom was galloping on his horse one day, when suddenly his long hair got caught in the bough of a tree.  He was pulled off his horse and hung there.  When his enemies found him, they threw spears at him and killed him.  Imagine how sad David must have felt!
David cried out: “My son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! I wish I could have died instead of you! Absalom, my son, my son!”  I’m reminded of Jesus.  He died on the cross for us.  Because of this, death no longer is final—only the life and resurrection of Jesus.  The wish of David was done in Jesus: he died instead of us!

2 Samuel 18:19-33

Blessed be the Lord my God. v. 28
God’s love beneath all sadness
The soul swept clean in sadness
Live by sword, perish by sword Mt. 26:52

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