David was outraged when he heard Goliath’s challenge to the army of Israel. “Why should our armies engage in battle when this controversy can be settled by just two of us. Send a man to fight me!  Winner takes all!  Losers to servitude,” was Goliath’s defiant demand.  Hearing it, all Hebrew soldiers paled in terror. But not David. He bravely volunteered to take on the giant, and represent God’s army.  King Saul was not impressed.  “You’re just a boy, and a shepherd boy at that. You have no experience.  That pachyderm! He’s a professional warrior!”  David had a better chance of winning the lottery than whipping Goliath, thought  Saul. A boy in underwear against a giant in armor plate.  This was not war. It was murder. But Saul had run out of alternatives.  His soldiers were in hiding.  David was his only hope.  Then we read, “David ran quickly toward the battle line to fight Goliath.” A Scottish Sunday School teacher finishes the story:   “David from his slingshot let fly a chuckie stone that hit Goliath in the forehead.  Goliath was so surprised!  Such a thing had never entered his head before!”

So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone...and with faith! Faith! The courage to run forth and meet the giants that confront us in the confidence that God is with us, and that with His help we will prevail.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be  afraid. For the Lord your God will be with you wherever you must go.”


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