Harp Service

05 Feb
David and Saul

Hey person, whatever happened to that guy who hung out with the sheep? The one with the sheep dogs that was anointed king.

Yeah, that’s him – David. So what happened to him?

Yeah, I want another Bible story. But only if it’s about that cool guy who likes sheep and dogs.

He what, person? He went into the king’s service? But wasn’t he the king now?

Oh, I get it. I think. He was anointed king, but he didn’t get to be the king. Was he just playing a game, like cops and robbers or something?

My person says Saul was still the king but the Spirit of the Lord had left him and an evil spirit started tormenting him. Saul’s servants thought that if he found someone to play the harp for him it would make him feel better.

You know what? That David guy not only hangs out with sheep, it turns out he plays the harp too, and one of King Saul’s servants knew about David.

I hope that servant didn’t tell King Saul that David was supposed to be the king.

My person says it would still be a long time before David got to be king, but in the meantime he had to leave his sheep and sheep dogs and go play his harp for King Saul.

He did? You mean he still got to take some animals with him?

David got to take a donkey loaded with bread – at least that donkey didn’t get hungry – and a skin of wine. Oh no, you’d better watch it donkey. You could get in trouble with that wine.

David also took a young goat with him. I hope that goat is as nice as the sheep.

Whenever that evil spirit tormented King Saul, David would play his harp for him and King Saul would feel better.

I wonder if David sang any songs about dogs.



Posted by on February 5, 2012 in Bongo, Dogology, humor


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28 responses to “Harp Service

  1. philosophermouseofthehedge

    February 5, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Wonder if he sang songs he learned while guarding sheep? …although sheep aren’t really deep thinkers….dogs sure are and they love music, right Bongo?

    • Bongo

      February 5, 2012 at 2:52 pm

      Karen, if David sang songs he learned while guarding the sheep I bet there were some dog songs in there. Yup, I agree – dogs are deep thinkers who love music.

  2. For the Love of My Dogs

    February 5, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Thanks for sharing this Bible story, Bongo 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 5, 2012 at 2:52 pm

      You’re welcome Deanna. My person likes to tell them to me.

  3. rumpydog

    February 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Oh I bet he had some awesome songs… after all, wasn’t his son that Solomon dude that sang all those songs?

    • Bongo

      February 5, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      Yeah Rumpy, that Solomon dude sang all those love songs. Maybe he learned them from his dad.

  4. Sunshine

    February 5, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Bongo, you know David musta had some songs about dogs and sheep and maybe (close your ears) about Scratchy’s relatives. 🙂 See ya!

    • Bongo

      February 5, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      Sunshine, you think David would sing about cats!!!? No way!

  5. Rusty

    February 5, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I wish I could go with David to see the sheep! I bet they are fun to chase!

    That was cool that you got some cat food! I almost never get any of that. Mom keeps it put up when the cat isn’t eating.

    Rusty & Co.

    • Bongo

      February 5, 2012 at 8:30 pm

      Rusty, I’m with you. Let’s go chase some sheep.

      My person put the cat food up too. That was why I had to have Scratchy get it down for me. It sure is good.

  6. angelswhisper2011

    February 6, 2012 at 12:46 am

    What a beautiful story, Bongo. Isn’t it great what music can do?

    • Bongo

      February 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm

      Thanks Angelswhisper. Music can take us to amazing places.

  7. colliesofthemeadow

    February 6, 2012 at 4:58 am

    Hi Bongo!
    Great story! The collies felt bad for David’s dogs for collies are sheep herders from way back too. But, they love the idea of hearing David singing to them and that someday he became king! Nowm the collies claim there was a collie in the palace in Jerusalem…. I think its a tall tale…. Perhaps a ancestor of the collies and a Bongo ancestor was there? 🙂

    Your friends,
    The collies and chuck 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 6, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      Collies and Chuck, I’m sure there were both collie and Bongo ancestors in the palace in Jerusalem. They didn’t have garbage collectors then so they needed us dogs to eat all the leftovers. The only problem was that there weren’t any garbage trucks for us to bark at.

  8. eripanwkevin

    February 6, 2012 at 6:29 am

    David must have been a really wonderful person because he is very kind to sheep, he was anointed king and he could play the harp for king Saul!!!! I wonder he still has lots of things to do before King? Are there more stories about what David did before King? I’m very exicited to hear, Bongo! Thanks so much for today’s bible story! 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 6, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      Kevin, my person says David had all kinds of adventures. She’s going to tell me another one of them soon.

  9. Bassetmomma

    February 6, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Thanks for the story!

    • Bongo

      February 6, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      Your welcome Bassetmomma.

  10. snoopy@snoopysdogblog

    February 6, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Hey Bongo,

    I’m sure the animals he got to take enjoyed listening to the Harp too buddy!! 🙂

    Have a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 6, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      Snoopy, I bet those animals did like the harp. I know I would have – at least I think I would. I’ve never heard a harp.

  11. 2browndawgs

    February 6, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    I wonder if he sang any songs about dogs too Bongo. Too bad he had to leave his dogs.

    • Bongo

      February 6, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      Brown Dawgs, maybe if David sang about dogs it helped him to not miss his sheep dogs so much.

  12. Chancy, Mumsy and Crew

    February 7, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Sweet Bongo you and your person have a gift for telling Bible stories. I wish every child in the world could hear them. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      February 7, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      Thanks Chancy and Mumsy. My person is working on some Bible stories for her Sunday school class – but I don’t think I get to be a part of them. I’d really love to go to her Sunday school class. My person says there are cute girls there. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.

  13. sandrabranum

    February 21, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Harp music is so soothing. Wish I could hear some too.

    • Bongo

      February 21, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      Sandra, I would play a harp for you, as long as you don’t throw a spear at me like King Saul did to David. What, person? I have to have a harp before I can play one? Never mind, Sandra.


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