This passage comes just after we read about the anointing of David. Chosen. Special. Anointed. Yet, he is also the youngest. In today’s passage, we find that King Saul is in need. The answer is help from a child.
Sometimes, we underestimate the unique ability a child may have to fit a particular need. How many times do we overlook a little one because they are too young? On the other hand, how many times have we been taken aback by the profound words or actions of a young child? They can and they do make a difference!
Incredible God, throughout your story, we find examples of how you worked through children. Open our eyes that we may see ways to never miss the opportunity to allow a child to show us the way to you. May your Spirit move among those who work with children, who teach children, who volunteer to guide children, so that they may see the value in helping all children feel anointed as one chosen by you to bring your love to others. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)