1 Samuel 9:1-10
At this time there was a young man named Saul living in Israel. He was the son of Kish and a member of the tribe of Benjamin. He is described as very handsome and a head taller than everyone else.
Several of Kish’s donkeys disappeared and he asked his son, Saul, to go look for them. Taking a servant with him, Saul went in search of the donkeys. He searched and searched for several days and could not find them. Finally Saul told the servant they should turn back because at this point the people back home were probably more worried about them than the donkeys! The servant replied that they were close to the home of the prophet, Samuel, and they should go see if he might know where the donkeys were. Saul replied that they didn’t have any provisions left to offer as a gift to the prophet, but the servant said that he had a little silver so they set off to see the man of God.
Saul was making good choices. He obediently did as his father asked, but also remembered his family’s feelings over getting the task done. And when he needed help he decided to seek God (through the prophet). Saul is behaving in a godly way and can be an example for us. He is being obedient to authority, considering the feelings of others and seeking God. All things we need to remember to do!!
Act out Saul’s journey. Have the father send him out, seek for the donkeys, discuss the family’s feelings and finally head to see the prophet.