Michal was sitting on her sofa and nearly jumped out of her skin. She was too scared to say anything.
"The king has sent us to get David.
He is not sick." The captain yelled as his men trudged into Michal's bedroom. Throwing back the sheets, they discovered that David was not there.
"Where is he?" The captain yelled at Michal.
"I don't know."
When she refused to answer their questions, they took her to her father.
"Where is he?" Her father demanded.
Michal was a very intelligent young lady. She knew how to get to her father's heart. She started crying. "Oh, Daddy. I was so scared. If only you had been there. You could have helped. I'm never afraid when you are there. I was just so scaaaarrreed."
"Oh, my poor baby. What did he do to you.? I will have him killed if he hurt you."
"Oh no. He didn't hurt me. He just scared me. I helped him escape because I was afraid of what he would do."
"Well, let me know if he contacts you again."
"Oh, yes. I certainly will." Michal said on her way out of the room, knowing fully well that she would not betray the man she loved.
David had taken another wife. Michal was crushed but what could she do. After grieving for several months she decided it was time to go on with her life.
One day her father sent word that someone else had asked for her hand in marriage.
Well I may as well. It doesn't look as if David is coming for me. I think he as forgotten all about me. Michal thought.
The wedding was beautiful and it wasn't long before Michal and her new husband fell madly in love. Michal was amazed at how wonderful life was with a husband who loved and cherished her. She had loved David with her whole heart, but she knew he merely tolerated her.
Then the truth came to her. Abner had promised to bring Israel over to David's side if they could make a covenant. David demanded that Michal be returned him before he made the covenant.
Soon Abner was at her door. "You are going back to David."
"I don't want to go to David. I'm married to Paltiel now and I want to stay with him"
"You don't have a choice. It is better for all of Israel if you go back to David."
"David doesn't love me."
"I don't care about love. I care about Israel. Now get your things."
Abner led Michal to where David was. Paltiel followed behind them crying for the wife he loved. Soon Abner could take it no more. "GO HOME!" He yelled to Paltiel. Although he didn't want to, Paltiel returned home without his wife.
When Michal was presented to David, there was no sign of affection shown. He informed them where she would be living and directed her there.
Michal sat in her apartment, missing her beloved husband and old life. She resented David for taking her from it. She had been a political move and meant nothing to David except as a pawn. She was basically a prisoner, allowed to go nowhere, no friends, no relatives, and for all practical purposes, no husband.
When David decided to move the ark of the covenant, it was an exciting day. People were in the street like it was a parade. David was so excited that he as dancing in the street. As Michal watched from her window, she saw David's tunic rise up and his manly parts were exposed. She noticed several young women swoon. She was not happy.
Michal had married her hero, was deserted by him,
married a kind, respectful man, was taken back by the man that deserted her, ignored by him, and now watched as he acted like a male stripper in front of the entire nation. Michal could take no more.
She marched down to the street and demanded David's attention. "Do you know how you look, dancing like a drunken soldier?"
"I wasn't dancing like a drunken soldier, Michal. I was praising my lord. "
"Oh really? Don't our customs demand that you do that in front of the men only? Women and men are supposed to worship separately."
"Well, I'm the king and I chose to demonstrate my praise to my kingdom."
"Well you had young girls swooning over your genitals that they were given a peek at, thanks to your praising you lord."
"Well you know what, Michal? I'd rather have their admiration than yours. They mean a lot more to me than you do."
Michal ran to her apartment. She was appalled and embarrassed. Although he hadn't been her husband physically for years, she was still married to him and everyone knew it.
Within days, Michal heard a knock at her door. She opened it and was informed that David wanted to see her.
No one knows what happened to Michal after that. The Bible doesn't speak of her again. It is possible that David banished her to a site unknown. It is also possible that he had her killed. No one knows for sure. David is called 'a man after God's own heart,' yet he had a human side that was full of pride and arrogance. One of the question I will seek an answer to in heaven is 'what happened to Michal?'