David’s saga continues today when the prophet Nathan comes to him and demands repentance. In this story of unvarnished humanness, David admits his sinfulness and turns to God for forgiveness. God doesn’t remove all the consequences for David’s despicable actions, but faithfully forgives David’s sin.
This story gives all of us hope, that no matter what we are guilty of, there is forgiveness. I am reminded of the passage from 1 John 1:9: If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all injustice.