My 12/13/15AM devotional from the end of the children’s Christmas program was entitled Christmas Bursts Expectations from 1 Samuel 16:1-13. I tried to make some connections between Samuel going to find a king in Bethlehem, who ended up being a shepherd out in the field, keeping watch over his flock to the King that was born in Bethlehem and announced to shepherds in Luke 2. It’s truly amazing to watch God burst our expectations of how we would fix a broken world. And, He does it in a way that is not only effective but lasting. So, I hope this thought is encouraging to you.