Prayer Path: Station 5
A Table in the Wilderness for David
O Lord, can you really spread a table in the wilderness of life? Walk with me as I walk this path of the cross, honest questions of life in my heart, and my face turned to find the table you have spread in the wilderness for so many before me, and now also for me. Amen
While David was in the wilderness of Paran, he asked a wealthy man named Nabal, whose shepherds David had protected, to give food to him and his men. But Nabal hurled insults at David. Nabal’s wife acted quickly. She took bread, wine, sheep, roasted grain, cakes of raisins and pressed figs, and loaded them on donkeys and went out to meet David and his men. David, “Praise be to the Lord who has sent you to meet me and kept me from avenging myself. And he accepted from her hand what she had brought him and sent her home in peace... from 1 Samuel 25
What do I notice or feel as I look at this picture?
What is making me angry and perhaps even want to even the score?
Can God really provide a table in the wilderness of anger and vengeance?
Take heart, my child. I will not let the cross you bear grow beyond your endurance. My Father attends you. He is your Father too. All that is needed His hand is providing.
We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you because by your life, your death and your resurrection you have shown us how God always spreads a table in the wilderness, in the face of all our fears. Amen.
Listen here to a guide to Station 5 of the Prayer Path.