David and Goliath
“So David won the fight against Goliath with a sling and a stone.” 1 Samuel 17:50
You are face to face with your enemy who is over nine feet tall. He wears armor, which weighs 125 pounds, with a sword weighing 15 pounds. You are just a boy, and you carry a staff, a slingshot, and a bag with five stones. Your enemy towers over you, screaming, making everyone afraid. How are you feeling? Is your heart pounding? Does your stomach feel sick? Or do you feel brave because you know God is on your side?
It is hard to know what David was thinking and feeling as he went up against Goliath. But we can imagine it must have taken a great deal of faith and trust in the Lord for such a young boy to fight a giant. With armies on both sides, and the Israelites depending on him, David was an example of faith. God protected David, and showed the importance of believing in Him because David was not able to defeat Goliath on his own.
Goliath tried to tear apart God’s people. Today we have Goliaths, but in the form of sin, which tries to destroy us and separate us from God. This is why it is so important to have a faith that trusts in God because we are not able to defeat the devil and sin on our own. God sent His son Jesus to save us. Jesus won the victory over the devil, rescuing us from death. In Jesus we have God’s grace, mercy, and love. Any time we are facing sin we can go to God and trust in His protection and guidance.
Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your protection and strength when we are facing sin. Thank You for Jesus rescuing us from sin, which we are not able to fight on our own. Help us to trust in You always. Amen