References: Psalm 19
Nathan means “giver” and came from נָתַן . One of many meanings of nathan in Hebrew is “give”.
Actually Nathan was a gift from God for David. But when God confronted David, God used Nathan in a gentle way. Accusation is different than confrontation. When we are accused, we feel condemned, but when we are confronted by the Holy Spirit, God allows us to repent and we become closer to God. The Holy Spirit is God’s breath, his love. It is like a father holding a child close when they fall on the ground.
The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.
"When God allowed my sorrow and pain to bring me to the cross, I quietly knelt in his presence. I could not ask the reason for my sorrow and suffering. There were no words before him. I met God who said that he loves me even to death. Heaven is closer to me now than ever before. My son's death connected me with the reality of death and sin, and led me closer to my only hope, Jesus Christ. Now, I have hope, not a wish, that I am forgiven and will see Jesus and my son some day at a beautiful place where there is no more pain, no more tears and no more fear."
'Hope' is not a wish, but a reality of the future, for which I am waiting with full of anticipation.