Thursday, December 15, 2011

Day 15: David - The Shepherd for the People

Getting to talk about David is always fun for Little Miss.  Her favorite story in the bible is of David and Goliath . . . as a 3 year old she memorized The Jesus Storybook Bible version of it ("The Young Hero and The Horrible Giant").  The first time she "read" it to my dad, he couldn't believe it.

Well . . . ok . . . he figured out she had it memorized, but it's no simple sing-song-y retelling . . . honestly, I have no idea how she was able to pull it off.  I should have filmed her doing this . . . actually I think I tried, but she never wanted to do it when the camera came out and I was never able to sneak up on her reading it when it would occur naturally.

I guess you'll just have to trust me.

1 Samuel 16:1-3

1 Samuel 16

Samuel Anoints David
 1 The LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.”  2 But Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears about it, he will kill me.”
   The LORD said, “Take a heifer with you and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the LORD.’ 3 Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what to do. You are to anoint for me the one I indicate.”

**The scripture references I used for today's Jesse Tree reading came via Why Christmas and can be found RIGHT HERE.**


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