Friday, April 3rd, 2020
1 Samuel 16:11-13
“Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your sons here?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, but he is keeping the sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here.” He sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and had beautiful eyes, and was handsome. The Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; for this is the one.” Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the presence of his brothers; and the spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward. Samuel then set out and went to Ramah.”
In the scripture reading for today, we read of the prophet Samuel coming to anoint one of Jesse’s sons. All are present except one, David; he was a shepherd. Someone was sent immediately to bring David home. At David’s arrival, he was found ruddy (a healthy reddish color), beautiful eyes and handsome.
Remember, Samuel did not have a picture or even a description of the one he was to anoint. Jesse and Samuel both thought surely the biggest and strongest would be anointed king but after passing over 7 of Jesse’s sons, Samuel ask, is this all your sons and that’s when Jesse says his youngest is with the sheep. Upon David’s arrival home Samuel is told by God, “Rise and anoint him; for he is the one.”
The story of David is a great reminder that God sees the heart of man/woman. God is looking for a broken and contrite heart. A heart willing to be moved to forgiveness, compassion and action. Our strength comes from God, He supplies all that is needed to continue His work here on earth, all that’s required is a willing heart, whose faith is in God the creator of all things. During this season of Lent God is called each of us to open our hearts to the endless possibilities to expand the kingdom of God. Our call is to go before God, ask to be anointed with His Spirit and to walk in His light so that others will see and believe. ~Peace To You~ ✝️🙏🏻
Make the sign of the cross on your forehead and say, “I am anointed with the Spirit of Jesus.” Share the same blessing with a friend.
ειρήνη – “Peace” in Greek, reference listed below.