RCL Daily Devotion for Friday, April 26, 2019
RCL Daily Devotions written by R. Fergus Moir from RCL Worship Resources (see more).
Despite God’s ongoing promises of deliverance to the Israelites, Saul’s armies are cowering in fear of the Philistines’ great champion, Goliath. And who comes, fearlessly, to challenge him? A shepherd boy.
David’s confidence is not in his own abilities. He’s half the size of the Philistine champion at best. Instead, his confidence comes from a faith so complete, it doesn’t even occur to him that the enemy has a chance. Who is this giant that he thinks he has a chance against God?
I seldom share David’s easy assurance. I look around and see the horrible acts of nations and those in power and I quail in fear at the seemingly insurmountable odds. But who are these to stand against the living God? I am not fond of military imagery, but I will recognize my place among the lowly foot soldiers in the army of light. I will do my piece knowing who is in command.
Delivering God, may I heed your command to reach out in love against all odds.
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