We see even as things get bad for Saul, Samuel, while saying that the kingdom will be taken from him, returns with him to worship. And, even as he leaves Saul behind, he grieves over him. We see, that even as things change, even as punishment happens, even as things don't work out the way we'd like for them too, God's heart is always for His people. God, above all, wants what is best for His people. And He is at work in all life to bring that to pass. Somehow, some way. He will make that happen.
New Testament Lesson
We see that wherever the Apostles went, healing took place. The same should true today. Wherever the people of God go, healing should take place. Perhaps not healing of the body, but heading of the soul. Through the power of the Spirit within us, God can use us to bring healing and mercy and hope. Today, you can be a source of hope to someone. Today, you can be a source of healing to someone. Today, through His grace, God can use you in that way!
The story of the resurrection had been told, but they didn't believe. They had to see with their own eyes. The faith of another was not enough, they had to see for themselves. And, perhaps, we need to see for ourselves as well. It's not just enough that we be told of the power and grace of God by those that have experienced it. Perhaps, in this day, we need to experience it again. We may need to rediscover the power and the grace of God.