19 David noticed that the servants were whispering behind his back, and realized that the boy must have died.
He asked the servants, "Is the boy dead?"
"Yes," they answered. "He's dead."
20 David got up from the floor, washed his face and combed his hair, put on a fresh change of clothes, then went into the sanctuary and worshiped. Then he came home and asked for something to eat. They set it before him and he ate.
21 His servants asked him, "What's going on with you? While the child was alive you fasted and wept and stayed up all night. Now that he's dead, you get up and eat."
22-23 "While the child was alive," he said, "I fasted and wept, thinking God might have mercy on me and the child would live. But now that he's dead, why fast? Can I bring him back now? I can go to him, but he can't come to me."
So how does this speak to our response to Mr. Obama being chosen as our next President? While their was uncertainty, we wept and prayed and fasted and blogged and voted.
But now, the outcome is clear. It is not the outcome for which we prayed. But our response should be that of King David.
Get up off the floor.
Present your self at the temple.
And worship God (for he is worthy of our praise).
And do it all again tomorrow.
And remember always, God will not be mocked. It may get worse. It probably will get worse. It will even get much, much worse (the Bible tells me so).
But in the end, the very end, God will reign. And we, who believe, will live forever in His presence, in His Kingdom.
There and only there, we will experience our 'happily ever after'.