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Week 16 Day 3
we have shed them in response to
falls and fears
disappointments and distress
joy and jubilation tears
something special in the ability to weep
the physical response to a hidden emotion
the release of deep feelings
the letting go
sometimes come so healing can take place
cleansing and purifying
washing away the hurt
moving on to recovery
a welling up of frustrated wishes
a fountain of regrets
a spring of woulda'
thank God for touching us so deeply
MUTINY Absalom's popularity forced king David to flee. II Samuel 15
1After that Absalom provided himself with chariots and
horses, and fifty men to run before him. 2Absalom would
rise early and stand beside the gate. Whenever anyone who
had a lawsuit came to the king for a decision, Absalom would
call to them, "What city are you from?" 3Then Absalom said,
"Your case is good and right; but there is no deputy of the king
to hear you. Oh, that I were made judge, then I would give
justice." 5Whenever anyone came near to bow down to him, he
would take him and kiss him. 6 In this manner Absalom stole
the hearts of the men of Israel.
7Absalom said to the king, "Please, let me go to Hebron
and pay the vow which I made to the Lord, 8that "If the Lord
brings me back to Jerusalem, then I will serve the Lord.'"
9The king said, "Go in peace." So he arose and went.
10Then Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of
Israel, saying, "As soon as you hear the sound of the trumpet,
say, 'Absalom reigns in Hebron!'" 11With Absalom went
two hundred men invited from Jerusalem, and they went
along innocently and did not know anything. 12Absalom sent
for Ahithophel, David's counselor. And the conspiracy grew
strong, for the people with Absalom continually increased.
13Now a messenger came to David, saying, "The hearts of
the men of Israel are with Absalom." 14So David said, "Let
us flee, or we shall not escape from Absalom. Make haste to
depart, lest he overtake us suddenly and bring disaster upon
us, and strike the city with the sword."
30So David went up by the Ascent of the Mount of Olives,
and wept as he went. 31Someone told David, "Ahithophel is
among the conspirators with Absalom." And David said, "O
Lord, I pray, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness!"
32When David had come to the top of the mountain--there
was Hushai coming to meet him with his robe torn and dust
on his head. 33David said to him, "If you go on with me, you
will become a burden. 34But if you return to the city, and say
to Absalom, 'O king; as I was your father's servant, so I will
now also be your servant,' then you may defeat the counsel of
Ahithophel for me. 35Have Zadok and Abiathar the priests
with you and their two sons, Ahimaaz and Jonathan; by them
you shall send me everything you hear." 37So Hushai,
David's friend, and Absalom came into Jerusalem. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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