When David was a shepherd boy

He would never have envisioned,

That he would one day become King of Israel

And to have a special mission.

He would never have foreseen

That his poetic literature,

Would be read by billions of souls

From countries from afar.

It was never on his mind

That the beautiful psalms he penned,

Would be included in many worship songs

With the blessings they would send.

Samuel the prophet waited for David

Although in the lineup he wasn’t included,

And when he arrived Samuel instantly knew

That David’s brothers would be excluded.

It was the Heavenly Father’s grandiose plan

To use a humble shepherd boy,

To reveal God’s glory and majestic ways

When as king – David was employed.

Moses was a shepherd boy

For forty years with his sheep,

In monotonous and repetitive ways

But his faithfulness he reaped.

He was chosen for a task to lead

The Israelites into the Promised Land,

To be a leader of God’s chosen ones

To see their deliverance by God’s hand.

It was training ground during these quiet times

With moments to reflect,

On God’s natural beauty and His wonder

Where His provision they wouldn’t forget.

The humble manger was tenderly used

To cradle the King of kings,

Surrounded by cattle and the twinkling stars

Since there was no room in the inn.

The Father had plans of greatness

For His humble Son – the Christ,

As He was used mightily to serve indeed

And to reveal God’s wondrous light.

He was the greatest man that ever existed

Yet He was nailed to a cross,

T’was the Father’s vision – poignant and profound

So His creation would not be lost.

There is greatness in humility

As it allows the many opportunities,

To reflect on God’s wonder and His majesty

When His creation we truly see.

There is greatness in simplicity

Particularly when we’re faithful and true,

Because it’s training ground for bigger things

Knowing God sees all we do.

So next time we feel insignificant

Let’s take these examples to see,

That God always uses the humble ones

So His plans are established indeed!

(C) P.B. 2021

“Thus Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel.  And Samuel said to Jesse, ‘The Lord has not chosen these.’” 1 Samuel 16:10

“There remains yet the youngest, and there he is, keeping the sheep.  And Samuel said to Jesse, ‘Send and bring him, for we will not sit down till he comes here.’  So he sent and brought him in.  Now he was ruddy, with bright eyes, and good-looking.  And the Lord said, ‘Arise, anoint him; for this is the one!.’”  1 Samuel 16:11-12

“So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey.”  Exodus 3:8

“But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?’  So He said, ‘I will certainly be with you.’”  Exodus 3:11-12

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a Son and they shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated, ‘God with us.’”  Matthew 1:23

‘And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”  Luke 2:7

“…but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.”  Matthew 20:26

“I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.”  John 10:14

“I have glorified You on the earth.  I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.  And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.”  John 17:4-5

“His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things.  Enter into the joy of the lord.’”  Matthew 25:21