Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Searching for the Joy - 22

2Sa 6:12 - "And they said to King David, The blessing of the Lord is on the family of Obed-edom and on all he has, because of the ark of God. And David went and took the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom into the town of David with joy."

David was taking the ark of the covenant back from Judah to David’s city but rather than having the priests carry it by hand they put it in a cart. Along the road the cart became unsteady and Uzzah touched it to stop it from falling and God burned Uzzah up on the spot. The procession stopped and the arc stayed there for three months and Obed-edom was greatly blessed during that time.

Where’s the Joy.
The people were celebrating because the arc signified God’s presence. Can you imagine it? People shouting, “The arc is here, now God will live among us.” I have had a few times in my life when I felt very close to God. They have been some of the most joyfull of my life.

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