Apostle Grace Lubega
2 Samuel 15:23(KJV); And all the country wept with a loud voice, and all the people passed over: the king also himself passed over the brook Kidron, and all the people passed over, toward the way of the wilderness.
Kidron carries strong significance throughout the scriptures.
It is in the brook Kidron that the Levites dumped the unclean things they found in the temple (2 Chronicles 29:16).
The Kidron valley was a burial ground for common people.
It was not an admirable place; it was a place of darkness, death and all sorts of waste.
The writer in our theme scripture was deliberate in pointing out that King David found himself having to go over the brook Kidron. This was not a place for a king to be seen. However, the situation in his life had reduced him to this state.
Our Lord Jesus Christ also experienced the Kidron moment, because the Garden of Gethsemane is located in the valley of Kidron(John 18:1). In this moment, He sweated blood and even cried to the Father, that if it be possible, the cup of suffering be taken away from Him.
Kidron moments may come, but it is important to remember that they are not there to stay.
Those around you may think that you have come to the end of your rope; your life and your abilities but never forget who is with you and for you.
In Kidron, the temptation to give up and abandon the path of purpose may be very strong but hold onto the author and finisher of your faith.
God is with you. Like David returned and claimed His kingdom, so shall all that you lost be restored to you. Like Christ overcame death and claimed eternal victory, so shall all the things that seem dead in your life come to life again.
FURTHER STUDY: Psalms 23:4, Matthew 26:36-46
GOLDEN NUGGET: Kidron moments may come, but it is important to remember that they are not there to stay. God is with you. Like David returned and claimed His kingdom, so shall all that you lost be restored to you. Like Christ overcame death and claimed eternal victory, so shall all the things that seem dead in your life come to life.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank you for this Word. You are my anchor, my hope and my firm foundation. You are the peace in the storm and the solid ground when mountains tremble. It doesn’t matter what I go through, I live in the blessed assurance that I have overcome. To the glory of your name, Amen.