David who is described as a man after Gods own heart.
David who was anointed as Gods chosen king.
David who fought and defeated the giant Goliath.
David who brought the ark of the covenant to Jerusalem.
David who stands at the head of the long line to eternity.
David who seems almost like a perfect storybook character.
David who has another side.
David who is a sinner.
Todays text starts with the wife of Uriah learning that her husband was
dead. But letís look back just a moment, review the story, and see why he
...I can just imagine David waking up in the middle of the night, cold with sweat,
dreaming of Uriah. A Uriah who would have had no power against the king when alive, but a
Uriah whose memory had great power to make the king suffer.
And David suffered. He lost sleep. He couldnt eat right. His mind was suffering
so badly that he was physically ill. His body was wasting away, his strength fading. But
his sins were still a secret. Nobody knew, at least nobody but God.
And in Gods good time, God did something. God sent Nathan.