Jesse Tree – Day 13: David
It’s time! We are halfway through, which means that we are finally ready to contemplate King David.
In so many messianic prophecies, David is mentioned. After all, the Messiah is to come from the House of David and assume the throne of David.
But David had an interesting past… when he was chosen to be a king, he was not a prince or anybody with authority. In fact, when the Prophet Samuel came to search for a king in Jesse’s clan, David was only sent for as an afterthought. Instead he was a shepherd.
In much of the same way, Jesus calls Himself the Good Shepherd long before He hints of His kingship. So, in a way, He is fulfilling the prophecies of old and assuming David’s kingdom through the Holy Spirit… in the same way that David did, really!
So, let’s take a closer look at David’s story and how he came to be king, shall we?
First, the ornament:
It is a Star of David, to represent David’s legacy. This star was actually not a Jewish symbol until about the 19th century, yet it is one of those iconic symbols that has caught on so quickly and represents so much!
And then, the scripture:
The Kingship of David
The next one (which I am going to post later today, seeing as I am a day behind again!) will be another exciting one… because it’s going to be our first reading from a prophet. 🙂