David was the youngest of eight sons. After God had rejected Saul as king, God sent Samuel to find the next king of Israel. God directed Samuel to anoint David as the next king. Soon David was taking food to his brothers and ran across a battle line with a giant named Goliath. David took five smooth stones—and the power of the one and only God—and defeated the giant in the name of the Lord! God gave David the power to kill the giant and free the Israelites from the Philistine oppression. David is a reminder to us of Jesus, who came to save us from our greatest enemies: sin and death. Jesus provides not only salvation, but also grants us eternal life.