1 Samuel 17:33-35
New International Version (NIV)
33 Saul replied, “You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from his youth.”
34 But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, 35 I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it.
Random thought: We all struggle with being good parents, right? When do let your son or daughter home alone? When do you let them drive? Can they date? Have a job?
Have any of you ever wondered why Jesse let his youngest son, David, go out in the wilderness alone to watch over the sheep? Lions and bears? Oh my.
There is no deep message in this. Just a random reminder that parenting has certainly changed over the years. Go hug your child and them know that you love them.
One more thought? If a lion had your sheep in it’s mouth, would you go after it and try to rescue it?