Sometimes we win and sometimes we lose and sometimes we do both.
King David was in the position of doing both when the rebellion his son Absalom fomented was put down. Absalom was David’s favourite child, it was obvious to everyone, and while playing favourites is a bad idea for parents in general it is a really bad idea in a royal family. When we read this story in the Old Testament in various places it becomes obvious this is not going to end well. And it doesn’t.
But how does this relate to us? We don’t have kingdoms to lose but we do have things of value to lose and there will be times we won’t be sure if we can make a win/win out of a situation. Sometimes we are stuck with win/lose or even lose/lose situations what matters is what we do with the outcome of those situations.
This Sunday’s sermon is looking at how we can come out of these desperately difficult situations.
Let me know what you think of my suggestion.