I am sure most of you reading this are fully aware that “repentance” is based on the notion of turning around. This Sunday we are looking at the life of King David again and at a particular point where he was given the opportunity to turn around.
All of us are given various opportunities to turn around, from the trivial to the most important. Taking a wrong turn on your way to the store is a trivial example, you realize you took a wrong turn, you stop and turn around and go on your way. Everyone who has ever taken a wrong turn has done so, and for most of us without any consequence to our sense of self-worth or anything like that. The more important moments are when we realize we have done something to damage a relationship. When this happens we also need to stop and turn around. David had lots of reasons to not listen to Nathan but in the end he did.
In all likelihood we will also have opportunities to evaluate where we are, what we are doing, and be given the opportunity to turn around. I hope one or the other of these sermons is useful to you.