Courage of a Boy

The story of David and Goliath is one of the Bible stories that many know from childhood. It gives children courage that, with God, they can do anything. It’s designed to give adults the courage they need to fight the giants in their lives, too. 

But, I wonder.

I wonder if the only reason David could do what he did is because he was just a boy. A boy with foolish ideas of what battles can be won with God. A boy who wasn’t afraid to fail, just afraid not to try. A boy silly enough to think God would help him win the fight. Don’t we grow up and get “over” our silly childish notions?

Terry Hershey (author, pastor, speaker coming to GGCC next weekend) tells a wonderful story about engaging  the eagerness, passion and wholeheartedness of our inner child. Take a moment to read it. http://www.terryhershey.com/wade-in/

We can learn from David and open our hearts to stepping into courageous ways of life. That’s the kind of life that Jesus came to give us. That’s a life worth living.

Fear tells you “I’ll make you safe.” Love says, “You are safe.”

We’ll be looking for you tomorrow as we acknowledge and celebrate our failures and a God who loves us in spite of them at 9 or 10:30 am (we’ll be done in plenty of time for the Broncos’ 1 pm kickoff!).

God bless you,
Vikki

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