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“…and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace.” Psalm 144:12 (NIV)
David, the writer of such beautiful words. I wonder what he would have thought of a statue carved of him, known around the world simply by his name. Chiseled from marble by Michelangelo, it’s beauty is recognized as one of the greatest pieces of art ever created.
The process to move from a chunk of stone to the masterpiece came one chip at a time.
While the statue David stands tall in Italy, the real David, King David, had his character carved in the day to day life of being a shepherd. There in the fields, leading the tough life in the elements and fighting the wild. David learned to be dependent on God; to trust him and serve him no matter what.
The fields, where life was any thing but easy, is where God chiseled David to live in a palace.
If our daughters are going to be carved into pillars to adorn a palace, forming beautiful and godly character God, we have to get out of the way. We can’t try and protect them from everything that brings a challenge or pain. It is often these difficult circumstances that God can use to prepare them for life as the daughter of the King.