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Congo Crisis Entry 23

The rest of that first Saturday passed at a relaxed pace, with Alessandra practicing her bread-making skills and the family enjoying the results at dinner. The day ended with family worship.

Rob read the Bible account of David slaying the giant, Goliath. He said that everyone had some giant in their life; some problem too big to be solved without the help of God. And although David was practiced at using his slingshot, he depended on God to direct his aim. After the lesson, the family acted out the story with each one playing a part. They ended the time with singing before everyone headed off to bed.

In 1 Samuel 17, Scripture records the courage and enthusiasm of David as he faced his giant. “Then David said to the Philistine, ‘You come to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield; but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day will the LORD deliver you into my hand…’” (verse 45-46a). As the armies of Israel were cowering at the threats of this immense man, David took up the weapon that he knew well and defeated this threat. The result that day was victory. And the result for nearly three thousand years has been the hope of victory for the underdog.

No matter what we face, God can use what we have to help us overcome the issue. May we continue to practice slinging our stones. And may we be ready to let God do the aiming when the time for battle is at hand.

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