July 18, 2018
Pr. Cathy Daharsh
I confess that I enjoy watching HGTV, especially, the home makeover shows. I suppose I like to watch them even more because we are in a new house and are looking for new ideas. My problem is that I know when I like something but I don’t always know exactly how to put it all together. I appreciate the people who have that gift.
In this week’s Summer Read of 2 Samuel 7:1-29, we learn that there will be no “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” for God. Well, not yet. David feels a little awkward since he is living in a beautiful home made of fine cedar wood, but God’s Ark is just roughing it in a tent. David suggests to the prophet Nathan that maybe they should build a temple for God. But that night, God’s voice speaks to Nathan and tells him that God actually doesn’t have a problem with living in a tent. God reminds Nathan that a temple is not what he has asked for throughout the years. God tells Nathan to tell David that God is in David’s corner, protecting him, and helping him do everything he’s doing. God is blessing David. There will be a time when God will want a temple to be built, but this will happen after David is dead. One of David’s children’s will build the temple. David continues with words of gratitude for God. He is humbled by all that God has done, and hopes that people learn from God’s example. David ends his prayer by asking God for a blessing, so that his house will last forever.
May we all take time this week to thank God for what God has done for us and take time to see and enjoy the blessings in our lives, especially, in our homes. Amen.