In this message from 1 Samuel, Pastor J.D. finally introduces us to the person of David. But David’s first appearance is hardly a commanding one: He is overlooked before being anointed as king, then seemingly forgotten immediately afterwards. That was a tough experience for David, but it provides an important pattern for us. Most of us have gone through periods when we felt like God had forgotten us. What this message will show us, however, is that those moments when God seems completely absent often turn out to be the places where God does his most transformative work.