Most times we think that God needs us to save His seemingly diminishing reputation…
So like Uzzah we fail to look away when the Ark slides from the cart. Instead of holding our place in the glorious procession, we are hasty to intervene. Hasty to put the Ark back on the cart, failing to understand that the cart was only a means to an end, and not an end in itself.
Like the Pharisees, we fail to see that the tides have changed, and a new day has dawned.
Like the older brother in the story of the prodigal son, we are bugged down with old paradigms, instead of lifting our heads like the father to embrace the new. To embrace the new generation. Not to judge or condemn, but to see them as equals; working towards the same goal – the redemption of fallen humanity.
Like Martha we complain about Mary, after we have voluntarily put ourselves forward for the task.
Friends, the Ark will get to Judah, with or without us. It is simply destined to do so.