David has done wrong and Nathan comes to him to call him to account.  Nathan shares a story and David’s anger burns deeply.  When confronted with the reality that David is the one for whom the anger he holds burns, a realisation comes.  David must bear the consequences of his action.

Have you ever been in a situation where you have been in the wrong, and one bearing a prophetic voice comes to you to call you to account?  How did it feel?  What did you do?  How did you respond?

I recently engaged a conversation online about the prophetic voice.  The one who calls us to account and challenges us to be realigned with the heart of God.  The prophetic voice disturbs and disquiets us.  It calls us back to the heart of God where we find a love that is defined not by human parameters but by the activity of God who has shown vulnerability of becoming part of creation, submitting to it, the fullness of that known in death, and recreation of life through resurrection.  The prophetic voice is a call to dare to come to hope and take hold of our part for all of creation.

Rev (Deacon) Denise Savage

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