When confronting our giants we remember how Jesus faced his giant on the cross for us.
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“Then Goliath, a Philistine champion from Gath,
came out of the Philistine ranks to face the forces of Israel.
He was over nine feet tall!”
1 Samuel 17:4 New Living Translation
I live near fourteen thousand feet peaks with one of them, Pikes Peak, in my backyard. Mount Fairweather, the dot in the right hand corner of this picture, is only one thousand feet higher (15,325 ft.) than these peaks. But here’s the difference: I live at nearly 7,000 feet, I took this picture at sea level.
Mount Fairweather is a giant.
Through David, God overcame Goliath.
We face giants everyday. Your giant is probably not the same as mine, but that doesn’t matter. What is difficult for us to believe is that God has overcome our giants. We struggle with them day in and day out. We wonder if we’ll experience any kind of victory over our giants.
Imagine the giants that Jesus faced on the cross for us.
It is Jesus who faced the giants of sin, death and hell for us. And for a moment on that cross, he was overcome by these enemies but his resurrection secured his victory.
He overcame Goliath for you.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner