Important to God

In our Bible verses, we learn that God told the prophet Samuel to go to Bethlehem to choose one of Jesse’s sons to be the king of Israel. But Jesse only took some of his sons to see Samuel. He left his youngest son, David, to take care of the sheep.
Why didn’t Jesse take David to see Samuel? Maybe Jesse thought that David was not important. But God thought that David was important. He chose David to be a king over all Israel. When David came to Samuel, God told him, “He is the one” (verse 12b).
Sometimes people reject us and think that we are not important. But God thinks we are important! God made each one of us, and He thinks that we are special. We are so special to God that He sent His only Son to die for us.
Maybe you are feeling unimportant today. Remember that God loves you and thinks you are very important.