King David's Serenade by John Lawrence Gillis
Imagine King David
restless through the night
wrestling with a military decision.
It's been months since he's touched the harp of his youth.
His duties have consumed every moment.
Finally, the King's decision comes, but seconds later, he sees its flaws.
he can no longer bear the distance
from his Lord and Shepherd.
He bolts from his bed
and gently removes his beloved instrument from its place of honor.
He tunes it, tenderly, as he climbs to his favorite view of Jerusalem ...
from "the roof of the King's house" (2 Sam. 11:2)
And then, from the heights of Zion...
beneath the brilliance of "Arcturus, Orion and the Pleiades" (Job 9:9)
King David serenades his Lord and Shepherd
with the love songs of his youth.