Jul 19

As we continue reflecting on life-giving moments where God’s story has touched our own deeply, we discover that King David has a story that reflects our third life-giving theme:

We are a pilgrim people on the way.
We acknowledge that we are members of a community
and are not separate from it.

David was a nomadic pilgrim who finally was able to celebrate the Ark of God finding a home in the city of Jerusalem. But when David wanted to build a magnificent place to house the sacred Ark, God had other ideas. The God who cannot be contained is found with and within the people, and so is not separate from community.

Sermon July 19th, 2009 (pdf)
St. David’s Uniting Church, Oakleigh
Rev. Arnie Wierenga