So he asked Jesse, “Are these all the sons you have?” “There is still the youngest,” Jesse answered. “He is tending the sheep.” Samuel said, “Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives.”

– 1 Samuel 16:11 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

What would have run through the mind of the young shepherd boy David when he heard that the prophet Samuel wanted to see him? As David is brought to the prophet, Samuel takes a flask of oil and anoints David in front of his brothers, and David experiences God’s Spirit in a unique way from that moment forward. Don’t let the feeling of being out in the sheep pastures discourage you; just be faithful and trust that God knows where you are and that He has an appointed time to call you forward.

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