Friday, December 1, 2023

From the first

After I Samuel 16:1-13

From the first moment

of the anointment, the king

is blessed, set apart to lead

and to rule. It doesn’t

happen immediately, only

over time. But from that

moment, the spirit rushes

upon the boy, seizing him

for what he’s been called 

to do, capturing him to rule

and to fight. Despite his youth,

what happens with this boy

teaches the prophet, the one

who anoints, a lesson of life:

man looks at the outward

appearance; God looks

at the heart.


Photograph by Mayur Gala via Unsplash. Used with permission.

Some Friday Readings


Footnote to All Prayers – poem by C.S. Lewis at Kingdom Poets (D.S. Martin).


Because He Has Heard – Kyle Borg at Gentle Reformation.


#thatsmyking: a sermon for Christ the King Sunday – Dan King at BibleDude. 


Hot and Cold – Seth Lewis.


Communicating, After a Fall – David Murray at Writing Boots.

1 comment:

Martha Jane Orlando said...

Simply beautiful, Glynn! May we, like God, look at someone's heart instead of seeing only the outer shell.