Monday, February 27, 2012

no giant too big :: risk

2 smooth stones

The story of David & Goliath is such a classic of the Old Testament. I love the visual representation of the Veggie Tales version. I mean, here's David, a youth the Bible says, who wasn't even fighting against the Philistines, but as he saw how the Israelites cowered under Goliath's call to fight, he was shocked that they were allowing this to bring down God's name.

So what did he do? He accepted the challenge to fight Goliath. It wasn't about his qualifications, his size, his age, or his equipment. It was about his willing heart.

"God looks for those who will say, 'Yes.' Being radical is simply being obedient."

David took a risk at taking on someone probably three times his size. But while the other men cowered in fear, he trusted in God, thus winning the battle.

May we never look at our physical capabilities and let that dictate our actions. We must listen with our hearts and obey the still, small voice, even if it looks risky and makes no sense logically. It's not about us, not about me...

Scripture reference : 1 Samuel 17

9 comments :

Leovi said...

Beautiful photo, a flower with delightful colors, but in danger. Greetings.

Bren said...

Great photo, illustrates your post about David perfectly. Great post.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Amen and amen, Jen. blessings ~ tanna

Renee said...

Such a pretty photo! I always enjoyed watching the Veggie Tales videos with my kids when they were young. It just makes those Bible stories come alive for everyone.

MaryAnne said...

Isn't it funny, how trust/faith and risk are so closely intertwined?

Val said...

It is one of the great stories in the bible that shows how faith is rewarded, even when it seems impossible!

Suz and Allan said...

Great post Jen!

{amy} said...

I love how the story illustrates how God can use anyone who is willing!

Jennifer said...

Great picture, Jen! Love the story of David & Goliath. Especially when David runs to face the giant. No hesitating or fear. He just runs.

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