Rev. Dr. Lee Spitzer, HSRM National Service Committee member shares, "A photograph has the power to encourage people spiritually, to critique unjust social and political structures, and to inspire others to imagine and work for a more positive future."
In previous blogs I have explored David’s words that give insight for spiritual renewal. Psalm 40:16 begins: “But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you…” (ESV). This injunction to seek God is frequently repeated in the scriptures. Our relationship with God should be described as seeking.
The spiritual Copernican revolution restores God to his place of greatness and grandeur. It also repairs our obsession with ourselves. David penned the words of the Psalm 40:17, “As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God!” (ESV) I really need God. I cannot accomplish anything of kingdom significance without the Spirit.
One of the great hindrances to spiritual vitality is a misguided perspective on the greatness of God. Our world view is a pre-Copernicus standpoint. Instead of the sun revolving around the earth, we think and live like God and everyone else revolves around us. Our estimation of our own importance is inflated. Our view of God is deflated.
King David has always been revered for his heart for God. Few have loved and served God like he did. This passion for God was on full display when the ark was transported into Jerusalem. He left behind his kingly dignity to dance with joy in the street.