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