Page Turners! David and Goliath
Then David said to Saul, “Let no man’s heart fail because of [Goliath]; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.”
1 Samuel 17:32
Recommended Reading – Deuteronomy 20:1-4
Rudy Ruettiger dreamed of playing football for the “Fighting Irish” of Notre Dame even though his chances were slim. But Rudy made it to Notre Dame, made the team, and actually got to play in the last game of his senior year. The 1993 movie, Rudy, is one of the greatest underdog dramas of all time.
Rudy’s heroic story took four years to play out; but another one, even more dramatic, lasted for forty days. When the Philistine giant, Goliath, taunted the armies of Israel for more than a month, the Israelite soldiers cowered in fear. It was a common practice in the ancient world to have two champions fight and decide a matter instead of risking the lives of many soldiers in a mass battle. But no Israelite soldier would step forward to accept Goliath’s challenge — until a teenager named David volunteered (1 Samuel 17). So, after forty days of intimidation, Goliath lay dead and Israel was saved.
God has stepped in at the last minute more than once in history (remember Moses at the Red Sea?). And He can do the same for you. Keep turning the pages by faith and let the story play out to the end.
“The Christian walk of faith is an open Book test!” R David Cash