George Tweed was a contemporary cave dweller. it was not his choice of habitats. Nevertheless that was his best choice. He was a Navy radioman hiding from the Japanese occupation force on the island of Guam during World War II. George Tweed had a meager existence. He was depending on a few families to provide him with food and to keep his whereabouts a secret.
David, of giant killing fame, had a similar experience. Saul, King of Israel, was out to eliminate the competition. So David found himself hiding in a cave. What did he do? He moaned and groaned a prayer to God. Then he discovered that others had similar problems with the king. David became their leader. He even wrote a song, Psalm 57, giving God credit for being David’s source of encouragement and strength. God responded to David’s prayer. David closes his song with these words,
“I’m thanking you, God, out loud in the streets,
singing your praises in town and country.
The deeper your love, the higher it goes;
every cloud is a flag to your faithfulness.
11 Soar high in the skies, O God!
Cover the whole earth with your glory! ”
(Psalm 57:9-11) The Message.
It sounds like he got over cave dwelling and turned to music.
Do you have something to sing about? Or are you still stuck in your cave?
Courtesy Pastoral Care, Baptist Health System