Then David sang this lament over Saul and his son Jonathan, and gave
orders that everyone in Judah learn it by heart. Yes, it’s even
inscribed in The Book of Jashar. 2 Samuel 1:17-18 (TM)
One of the things I love about David is that he is both warrior and artist. Through his youth the scripture tells us that he was constantly playing his harp and writing songs in his free time. When he hears of Saul and Jonathon’s death, the first thing he does is write a song to express his grief. We all need a creative outlet – a way to express our thoughts and emotions metaphorically. It’s part of being made in the image of a Creator – an artist – the Artist.