Grace and Peace to you.
Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel, and Samuel said to Jesse, “The Lord has not chosen any of these.” Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your sons here?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, but he is keeping the sheep.” [He was David, and Samuel anointed him king.]
—1 Samuel 16.10-11
God has chosen something in you,
less recognized, hidden away,
something you have put in a lowly place,
or even denied.
It is a part of you
in which God will do great things.
Bring all of yourself before God.
Allow God to seek it out in you.
Wait for God to see it, to name it. Wait.
Behold God anoint it.
Come into this day knowing
of this royal power within you,
and see to it that it reigns
with humility, wisdom and grace.