Monday, June 16, 2008

David and Goliath

David and Goliath is what they are calling the playoff of the US Open between Rocco Mediate and Tiger Woods. I have been able to listen to some of the playoff on the Internet. As I write they are still playing so I don't know who the winner will be, but it has been very exciting. At one point through 11 holes Tiger was 3 up on Rocco; it seemed as if Tiger would walk away with his 3rd US Open title and 14th major championship. But they haven't played all 18 holes yet, and Rocco wasn't through. At the time of my last check Rocco had evened things up and both players were one over par. Not bad at all considering the pressure they are under.

As I sat here I began to see some spiritual implications that I thought I would share with whomever reads this. The first is that those around may see David and Goliath doing battle, but no one sees the God of the David. Goliath surely didn't, and moments later, he lay dead on the field of battle with his head in David's hand. Never fear when you are fighting on the Lord's side. The second is that at times things may seem out of reach or impossible, but finish the task and let God sort out the details and control the end. It seemed like Rocco was down for the count, but he continues to play and has found himself right back in the thick of it. Many times as Christians we feel as though we are fighting a losing battle and we might as well give up, but if we just keep fighting, if we just keep playing, only God knows what can be accomplished. So, "Keep on keepin' on."

Serving Him,
Pastor Mike

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