This is a question we can easily ask - isn't it. We didn't turn fast enough, we're at a different angle or the picture posted (like yesterday) doesn't really show what we are talking about. How do you answer? It still depends on the situation - right? Sometimes we can honestly answer "no, I didn't see it" but sometimes a blank look with "see what?" is how we respond.
Our Scripture, for the next few weeks is David vs Goliath. I want us to think of our own "giants," what we see, and how we will face said 'giant.' David tells Saul "Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God." (1 Samuel 17:36 NIV) Saul, the entire Hebrew army and even the Philistines saw a huge man heavily armed. David saw a man defying God.
We all know the story. David kills Goliath with one stone but did you notice he picks up five stones? This is what we will be talking about for a few (5 at least!) weeks. This first 'stone' I want you to notice is how David saw the 'giant.' David saw a man, a human being not a giant, who was not respectful of the Living God. David knew God was with him and would help -- just like when David was guarding the sheep.
So....... how do we see the "giant" facing us? The changes of needing to care for a loved one? The phone call none of us want to get? The diagnosis that will mean a l-o-n-g fight? Do we see what others are telling us with the usual "you're going to do what!!?" Or do we realize "For I can do everything through Christ, who give me strength"? (Philippians 4:13 NLT) Something to think about.........