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Unexpected, or The Life of David

As it turns out, the word unexpected was a prophetic word for 2016. Only as I reflect back now do I realize that Hubbs is in fact living a life of David. The David of the Bible. Yes, that one.

You see, nearly a decade ago, Hubbs took on a Goliath of sorts in his professional career. It was a very large, very established project that had gone off the rails; Hubbs had joined the team as a senior developer who quickly saw how to defeat the monstrous issues that plagued his client and their software. With persistence and skill, Hubbs was able to gain the trust of his superiors and assemble a small "army" of developers and architects to help rebuild the system and deliver a successful version 2.0 ahead of schedule.

At the time, we didn't consider that project to be what would establish Hubbs' career path going forward, but it did.

Fast forward to the recent past. Forgive the analogy-heavy, vague descriptions and liberal use of metaphor, which I am intentionally referencing to avoid litigation. Let's just say that, like the account of Saul and David, Hubbs' story also involves gaining and losing the favour of a King Saul-type who displays erratic behaviour and has some sort of emotional problem. Both stories are based on a Saul's desire to destroy the life of one who is innocent and whose intentions are nothing but pure. Both tales involve deception on Saul's part, and a desire to maintain integrity on the part of the other. And while the biblical tale eventually ends with Saul falling on his sword, we are not yet sure how Hubbs' story will end, although I'd say that the Biblical story gives us great hope! For now, we only know, based on the promises of Scripture, that:
[The Lord] holds success in store for the upright,
    he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
for he guards the course of the just
    and protects the way of his faithful ones.  - Prov. 2:7-8
As we journey down a potentially dangerous path, we rest in the assurance that Hubbs has acted faithfully and rests in God's favour. We trust that the truth will indeed provide us freedom, and that God Himself will be our protector and our Defender.

However, if you feel so compelled, please pray for us in this unexpected, unwelcome season of our lives. Hubbs strives to be a man after God's own heart, but the life of David isn't the one he wanted to live (I think he'd much prefer Solomon's). ;)



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