Sunday, August 10, 2008

An Expressed Desire...

“An expressed desire is a law unto a loving heart”
--Malon Byler

“And David was then in the hold, and the Philistines’ garrison was then at Bethlehem. And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate! And the three brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: but David would not drink of it, but poured it out to the LORD, And said, My God forbid it me, that I should do this thing: shall I drink the blood of these men that have put their lives in jeopardy? for with the jeopardy of their lives they brought it. Therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mightiest.”
1 Chronicles 11:16-19

I love that story... The three mighty men risking their necks for their beloved leader's offhanded request - just because.

[edit]: Thanks for the proper credits, *Becca*!