Monday, May 17, 2010
A song in the black of night
David is running from his son Absalom.
No one doubts that the kid would kill the old man without remorse.
Everything he has worked for his entire life is crumbling around him.
The night is as black as black can be.
David grabs a parchment and begins to pray, and write.
He sings a sad mournful song.
As he lifts his focus to God, and God's greatness, the song ends on a hopeful note...
A psalm of David, regarding the time David fled from his son Absalom.
1 "O Lord, I have so many enemies;
so many are against me.
2 So many are saying,
“God will never rescue him!”
3 But you, O Lord, are a shield around me;
you are my glory, the one who holds my head high.
4 I cried out to the Lord,
and he answered me from his holy mountain.
5 I lay down and slept,
yet I woke up in safety,
for the Lord was watching over me.
6 I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies
who surround me on every side.
7 Arise, O Lord!
Rescue me, my God!
Slap all my enemies in the face!
Shatter the teeth of the wicked!
8 Victory comes from you, O Lord.
May you bless your people."
In you have time, listen to this interesting video of Mariah Carey telling of the role of God and music and singing in the troubled times in her life.