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David And King Saul

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David And King Saul


David and King Saul…

I think of the story of David being
 “hunted” by King Saul.
As “God’s chosen,..”  David may have thought;
 “Is it worth it all?

The many times he hid in the caves and  “underground…”
I’m sure he had his times of happiness…
 And times of feeling down.

Through all of this, as he was being
 chased by his “adversary…”
God provided a safe place for him.  A “sanctuary…”

David decided not to take matters into his own hands…
Even though he was being chased all over the land.

Though David found out where King Saul had slept…
His promise to God…  He surely kept!

He chose not to take Saul’s life. 
 The opportunity was there…
He didn’t want “vengeance…”  
He was someone who cared!

David trusted all that he had to a 
God who reigns supreme..
He knew that one day…  God would take
 care of everything!

Do you feel like your life’s “being chased around?”
Perhaps there’s no where to go... 
 No safe place to be found?

I’m going to tell you…  There’s someone who’s right here!
His love surrounds you!  You’ve nothing else to fear!

This same God who kept David out of harm’s way…
Is here right now!  And can change your life today!

An everlasting life with Jesus… 
 Is what you could be missin.’
Won’t you give him a chance… 
 Hear his voice… And listen???

By Jim Pemberton

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  1. Date: 11/15/2012 11:09:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Cyndi's "David's for David" contest Jim. Love, Carol ~David~ is sure to love every one of the poems written.

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 8:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your super win Jim! hugs, LG

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 12:34:00 AM
    Congratulations on another win Jim, well done xx

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 3:56:00 PM
    Jim. love the dedication for David.. take care~ PD

  1. Date: 1/12/2012 7:36:00 PM
    Wonderful Jim, I too am familiar with this story; it truly is a fascinating one and you told it so well! :)