The people have demanded a human king. God must raise up the man to fill that position. Hence in Chapter 9 of the First Book of Samuel we meet Saul, a handsome, young man from a nondescript family in the small tribe of Benjamin. Saul is the man who would be king!
What, however, does all of this mean to us? Here's a fabulous explainer video from Father Mike Cassar of Saint Thomas Aquinas and Saint John Church and Student Center in East Lansing as part of the Bishop's Year of the Bible or, as he puts it, "His Excellency's Excellent Adventure" or "Bishop Boyea's Bible Bonanza". Love it! Enjoy!