So do you know what Tempus Fugit means? Don’t worry I didn’t either until I Googled it. It means “time flies”–and it sure does. It seems like yesterday that I was shouting for joy that summer had arrived. Now I am shouting for joy that it’s time to start piano lessons and time for the women’s retreats.
Have you read about David lately? You should! Here David slept with another man’s wife and then had Uriah killed in battle to cover up the mess. God certainly let David know he was unhappy with him. God told David, through Nathan, that David had caused the Lord’s enemies to lose all respect for him. For this reason the son who was born to David and Bathsheba will die. Sure enough, shortly after the message from Nathan, the child got sick and died.
This is the part that comforts me. I Samuel 12:24, “Then David comforted Bathsheba his wife. He slept with her. . .She became pregnant again and had another son, whom David named Solomon. The Lord loved Soloman.”
If the Lord was not the Lord I would guess this story would be different. Praise the Lord, he is LORD and he certainly does forgive and forget. God’s complaint against David seems to be over and he gave David a son who was the wisest man who ever lived and was even qualified to build the Lord’s temple.
It’s a wonder to me, I don’t understand but this I know; I am thankful for a merciful Father who loves enough to forgive and forget.