I’m in love with the bust of DAVID

by Edie Wadsworth on June 12, 2009

This could well be my most prized antique store find EVER. I’ve had my eye on him for months. He was broken and poorly displayed with a raggedy-ole scarf tied around his neck, and with $20 still on the price tag. When my sister was here visiting last week, I had my daughter and my niece take it to the counter in two pieces—-hoping that the shock of carrying an unstable head to the counter would surely drive the price down. And it did.

For $6, the price of a 24-pack of diet pepsi, I now have my treasured bust of David. And my antique store friend told me about the best stuff —ever—-to glue him back together with. It’s called E-6000, I bought it from Walmart, and it works like a charm.

I haven’t decided yet exactly what I’m going to do with him. He reminds me of my Stevie, strong and warrior-like and described as ‘a man after God’s own heart’. David is undoubtedly my favorite Bible hero. He was a man riddled with besetting sins but from whose lineage of repentance and restoration came the Christ child. His life inspires me to repentance. To enjoy the fullness of the freedom that comes only through faith in Christ. And if you haven’t heard the beautiful song Hallelujah, written by Jeff Buckley, about the life of David, you must listen.

I’ve looked online for new ‘busts of David’ but there’s something so applicable about having a David that needs love and restoration. Kind of reminds me of myself. Go here to listen to this beautiful song. Move the cursor to ~1.10 to bypass a long introduction.

Thanks Rhoda for hosting this weekly party to show off our goodies. Visit here to see more unique finds.

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1 Sheri July 6, 2009 at 6:39 pm

Seriously laughing at your deviousness. And in awe at the idea of having a bust of David in the house, what a wonderful reminder! (Hey, I have TWO "Davids" (Middle names) so I definitely need one! Now to find a severely injured David and let my boys carry it to the counter)

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2 marty39 July 6, 2009 at 6:52 pm

Oh, I love your David, and I too love the story of David. So imperfect and the Lord made him perfect. Beautiful post. Hugs, Marty

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3 Magic Brush July 6, 2009 at 8:29 pm

What a wonderful find!!!! Congrats to you!!!!!

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4 The Mrs. July 6, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Edie–your link to Rhoda doesn't go to her blog and what is there is not pleasant, so I thought you should know.

I love the David, and like you, think it is so fitting that we would have a David that has been pieced back together. Great story!

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5 Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality July 7, 2009 at 12:51 am

Aww, I love David & have a bust almost identical to yours. I've had mine a long time. Glad you got him all fixed up!

Oh, I bet your link probably goes to whoever owns my blog name which is an awful blog. Wish they would give up the name. You'll have to get my exact link to fix it.

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6 Helen Joy July 7, 2009 at 2:50 am

What a wonderful post. It is absolutely beautiful and such a good reminder of our brokenness as sinners…and God still LOVES us:-)

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7 Susie Q July 7, 2009 at 7:05 pm

I need a David for my son, also a David…and born with a heart defect. I always thought that as David was a man after God's own heart, if his wasn't perfect, God's is!

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8 ~Caro~ July 7, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Wow, what a cool find!!

ANd yknow, I find that most of the time, if I send my kids asking for the price, the price is lower :)

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9 Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage July 8, 2009 at 2:57 pm

What a great find, and I am so impressed that you waited all that time. Of course, I did wait for a $40 table to get down to $25, so I completely understand.

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