By this time in the history of the Hebrew people, they needed a leader who would gather them, nurse their wounds, feed them, and protect them. David is to be that leader and, in many ways, fulfils that function. This reading brings to mind Psalm 23 and John 10, where we read of the good shepherd.
In what ways do you need to be cared for? Do you feel lost and need to be found? Are you nursing wounds that leave you unable to live life fully and abundantly? In what ways do you sense the Good Shepherd gathering you in, healing, and sustaining you?
Today as a prayer, read or recite the 23rd Psalm and find comfort in the care of the Good Shepherd.