WHAT AILS YOU?
“What ails you.......O mountains that you skipped like rams? O little hills, like lambs?” (Psalms 114:6).
With great surprise, David looks at how the mountains skip like rams and the little hills like lambs. Yes. God came into the heart and the joy of praise came into the soul. The fullness of the Holy Spirit made the heart to overflow. If it is so, what else will the mountains do other than skipping like rams?
“And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke” (Isaiah 6:4). If the voice of praise could shake the lifeless doors, how could the Isaiahs with life stay without getting a shake and skip?
David the king never felt shy to humble and praise God who had elevated him. When the priests came into the city of David carrying the Ark of God “Then David danced before the Lord with all his might; and David was wearing a linen ephod” (II Samuel 6:14).
When Michal saw through the window, David the king dancing before God, she despised him. The Scripture says, “Now as the ark of the Lord came into the City of David, Michal, Saul’s daughter, looked through a window and saw King David leaping and whirling before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart” (II Samuel 6:16).
Michal was not blessed to enjoy the joy of praise and so she did not know why the king danced like an ordinary man removing his royal costumes. Further, because of this, she was left barren until death as she failed to praise and despised who praised.
Why did David jump and dance? David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me instead of your father and all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the Lord, over Israel. Therefore I will play music before the Lord” (II Samuel 6:21).
Dear children of God, will you praise and glorify God who lifted you from the mire of sin, washed, cleansed, filled with joy and turned into king and priest? Scream like David longing for the presence of God. Allot time to skip, jump, thank and to reach joyful ecstasy in the presence of God. Then, you will experience the heavenly glory on earth itself. The presence of God will sweetly cover you.
To meditate: “You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, to the end that my glory may sing praise to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever” (Psalms 30:11, 12).