David is often called a “man after God’s own heart”. Although he had his moments of poor choices and bad decisions, in the end David always humbly came back to God seeking His forgiveness. No matter how mighty or great he would become, David honored God’s call on his life in the end. David recognized that he was just a small part of God’s plan.
David so desired to return the ark of the covenant to Jerusalem because it symbolized God’s presence with the people of Israel. To live as a people of faith it is very important to have a sense of God’s presence nearby. Corporately we gather for worship to gain a sense of God present with us. Individually we can experience His presence in times of prayer and study as well as at times throughout the day as we feel God through the presence of the Holy Spirit.
David offers extravagant worship to God for allowing the ark to return. He knew that all is simply better when life is lived in relationship with God and in alignment with His plans. In this David is a great role model for us. And like David, we too have a role to play in God’s grand plan for our world.
To live in alignment with this plan we must submit our will, our desires, our plans, our priorities to God’s. We must align our goals with God’s goals for a world known for justice, love, peace, and grace. As we live out our lives in alignment with God we bring healing and restoration to our world. Each and every day as we live as a follower of Jesus Christ, we make a heavenly difference in the world.
Scripture reference: 2 Samuel 6: 12b-15