What a day for Saul. He is a son from the smallest tribe of Israel. He heads out with a servant to find donkeys owned by his father. They walk possibly 15-20 miles in search of the donkeys and don’t find them. However, they hear that the town nearby has a Prophet who lives there, so they seek him out in hope that he knows where the donkeys are.
The prophet Samuel is a man after God’s heart. God has already spoken to him about Saul coming and that he is to anoint him as the next King of Israel. I don’t think Saul had any idea that going looking for donkeys would find him returning home anointed as the first King of Israel.
It makes me think how God has such different plans from us. Often in our simple and ordinary day to day lives, God is looking at our obedience and our heart. Just doing faithfully what we are supposed to do, lays the opening to something we could never conceive of. I love it that God works in ways that are “out of the box” and never through the eyes of man.
Thank you, Lord, that you look upon our hearts. We thank you for your love and that you honour those who walk humbly with You. Help us Lord to trust afresh our lives to you, knowing that you hold an amazing future for each one of us. Amen.
Written by Ps. Sue Botta