Giants do die!

Giants do die!

Pimples plotted embarrassment across his ruddy face. But this enemy was far more threatening now than any mirror.

The valley was verdant, the giant was menacing.

Skinny, without armor and naively vulnerable, he ventured where no man (nor boy for that matter) had ever gone before.

The Valley of Elah was electric, as the sense of victory clothed the Philistines and fear equally de-nuded the Israelites.

Nine vertical feet of arrogance assailed the ears of these distressed Israelites. Somehow, maybe even miraculously, Goliath's assailant ignored the boasts. Dismay and terror filled the Israelite camp, but not the next anointed king of Israel.

The armor of man was no help to the young David, nor was it of interest to him. He chose only five stones from a creek and one slingshot. His faith was not in his ability but in his God's abilities. In fact David had over prepared, one stone would be sufficient.

As he ran boldly forward, David loaded his slingshot, and swung it deliberately above his head. As he released it a piercing whistle preceded a hollow thud. An ear-jarring scream echoed across Elah. This giant was dead.

So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him. (1 Samuel 17:50)

There are no giants in your life that God can't defeat either. The battle is to be entered boldly without the things of man, just the thinking of God. Faith always triumphs over fear.

With God on your side, you are always in the majority.

Today's Soul Snippet:

"To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides." - David Viscott