"David said to the Philistine, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the namve of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied."" (1 Samuel 17:45 NIV)
We talked about all the changes happening, last week, so now I would like to ask...... How are you facing said changes? Some of them, like how hot is has been, and the lack of rain, we just have to deal with (while praying for rain!) don't we? What about the others we have worked toward and been excited about - the graduation, the promotion, the wedding, the new baby, the job? With all the planning and excitement, did we think about - plan for - what comes next?
Our Scripture readings are about how people were facing giants in their lives. David tells Goliath God "of the army of Israel" is with him. In just a few verses David will run "quickly toward the battle line." (v. 48) Jairus literally falls at Jesus feet to ask Jesus to come. (Mark 5:22-23) and the woman "subject to bleeding" (v. 25) reaches out to "touch his clothes" because "if I just touch his clothes, I will be healed." (v. 28) Each of these people has figured out the "giant," planned what they need to do and "faced" the giant. They are moving forward into the changes happening around them.
Sometimes, especially as Caregivers, we have to face the changes and deal with "planning" - moving forward - after. The question is, however, do we really believe God IS with us? Can we even think in terms of "just touch his clothes" to know Emmanuel? Can we, as often as possible, make the plan, execute the plan and "run quickly toward" the giant? Interesting to think about........
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