Now the young man Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no frequent vision.
— First Samuel 3:1
Samuel was serving as a priest—not on his own, but rather under a high priest whose eyesight was no longer clear. It was under these conditions, however, that the Lord spoke to him.
Adapted from David: After God’s Heart, page 23.
Monday: “The Lord Speaking to Samuel”