King David loved the Lord passionately. I was always intrigued by his deep love for the Lord that I decided to call on him for an interview. We were there on the dot at our meeting place.
Me: Good morning, King David. It is indeed an honor to be here with you.
King David: Iíd love to anytime. Itís just that I havenít spoken to anyone in a long time. I feel odd to be out here. How do I look?
I take a good look at his attire and realize that probably heís feeling odd because of his new style. He came dressed in the most ordinary of clothes, just like any other person around would. Blue jeans, T-shirt, track shoes.
Me: (Smile) You look terrific. I hope you donít mind if I asked you a couple of questions.
K.D.: Oh! I donít mind. But first letís bow our heads in silence.
He prays in silence and after a minute or two he turns to me, ready for the interview. I order us a coke each and some snacks.
Me: So King David, tell me, how long have you been in love with the Lord.
K.D.: As long as Iíve known Him.
Me: And that would beÖ.?
K.D.: Yeah, to be specific, I was a little boy, way back then, taking the sheep into the pastures to graze. You know the story.
Me: I do remember that part. But what was it that made you face Goliath?
K.D.: Them mocking my God! You think Iíd sit watching those Philistines make a fool of my living God. I pledged allegiance to Him and I stick by my promise.
Me: Still, no man had seen great courage at that time, till you, a young man, came on the scene. You must have had a lot of faith then.
K.D.: You could say that. After Prophet Samuel anointed me, I had such a burning desire to please the Lord, that nothing could prevent me from expressing my love for Him. Nothing, absolutely nothing!
Me: (Smile). I think I know what you mean. Could you tell me what made you dance in front of the Lord wearing almost nothing.
K.D.: (Smiles a big grin). You know, when two people are in love, they do almost anything weird. This was a special moment for meÖ. with the one I loved. Love is blind, as youíd say, and my spirit was totally unaware of my surroundings. As I said, nothing could stop me from expressing my love for Him. It was more like, my spirit in love for Him, dancing in ecstasy. You have to be in that state to know what Iím trying to explain.
Me: What made you have such faith in God?
K.D.: It was my love for Him. Faith doesnít come all in a day. Before I fought the Philistine, I tested it out and grew when I fought the lions and bears in their attempt to steal our cattle. Iíd say faith is more than believing, it is an exercise, something you are willing to stake your life on.
Me: ĎThe Lord is my shepherdí is a beautiful psalm, apart from the numerous others that youíve written. What made you write it?
K.D.: Whenever I took the sheep to graze, Iíd picture myself as one of the sheep walking behind its Divine Shepherd. This was my idea of total dependence on my God way back then. Iíd follow Him wherever He took me and not worry a bit because He would be there with His crook and His staff to comfort and protect me.
Me: What message would you like to give to this modern world?
K.D.: Always love the Lord and seek Him in all you do. You might have to run with the Lord all your life, as I did, but then in the end you will realize that He is your only help. Nothing else can make you survive except the Lord your help. Give Him all you are.
Me: Thank you King David. Iím a new person inspired by one of the greatest lovers of the Lord. I hope youíve enjoyed this interview.
K.D.: Yes, I did. And by the way, what is this?
Me: Itís coke.
K.D.: Aah! Iím glad you invited me over. (Grins) I bet Peter must be wishing it were him here instead of me, drinking this new fizzy stuff.
We both grin.
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