Facing Giants

MEMORY VERSE

I Samuel 17: 37-40

The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.”
Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you.”
Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head. David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to them.
“I cannot go in these,” he said to Saul, “because I am not used to them.” So he took them off. Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.

Superheroes are everywhere today. We see them in movies, in comic books, on t-shirts and in lego packs. Many adults and children enjoy the action-packed adventures as these make-believe heroes do the impossible and save the day. When you see these stories, do they make you believe that you can do great things too?

Or maybe it's the true stories of Bible characters. David defeated a giant. Daniel survived a night in lion's den. Esther saved an entire nation from its enemies. When you read these stories, do you have faith that you can do great things too? Here's the thing to think about when it comes to these Bible characters: They weren't heroes. God called equipped David, Daniel and Esther. As you read scripture and meet Moses, Joshua, Deborah, and Elijah, you'll see that God is the main character of every story, and He is the one who saves His people. Sometimes he does it directly, and sometimes the leaders that God chooses follow His commands to do His might work.

Today, God calls us and gives us a mission. He provides all we need. We can do all things through Him who gives us strength. He surrounds us with loving family and friends to support us. God is with us. 

We don’t need to be a superhero to make the world a better place.

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