Friday, February 28, 2014

Choose: Right or Wrong?

One could hear him before see him.

His voice rose above the green grass,
songs of beauty and inspired words.

Seated under the tree, his eyes scanned the horizon and despite the songs he sang,
he was alerted by any nearing footsteps.

His ear was trained, his eyes sharp.

Everyday, he walked the quiet steps out into the fields, his gentleness assuring the newborn lamb he carried on his shoulder.

Who would think he, this patient boy who daily spent his hours with the carefully numbered sheep of his father's flock,
would become a king?

Even Samuel was surprised when his older, more mature and experienced brothers were passed over.

How could this be right?

Clearly, the choice of men would be different;
but God doesn't see as men do.

God sees the inner workings of the heart.
The kind patient care of sheep and contented daily maintenance of the job assigned him was a character quality worthy of a strong leader.

David's songs of praise showed a heart of thanksgiving,
even during the menial task of caring for animals who trusted his voice,
while not understanding the words of his songs
or appreciating the beauty of his melodious Psalms.

Is this a man we would naturally choose for a king?

God's choices are right,
in His time.

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  1. WoW!!! You are a storyteller! How I enjoyed being here with you.

  2. I am so thankful for the Psalms. "How excellent is Thy lovingkindness, O GOD! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Thy wings." Psalm 36: 7 This was beautiful, Tonya


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