by John Eiselt
Everybody loves an underdog story. Stories about unlikely heroes, who rise to face-off against their opponents whom, are seemingly much more suited for the challenge. We all have circumstances and events in our lives that seem too big, too hard, and down right impossible.
We all know what’s like to be the underdog, to not have enough of whatever it is we think we need to win, to overcome, or persevere.
Perhaps one of the greatest underdog stories ever recorded is the story of David and Goliath.
In his book, Leap Over A Wall, Eugene Peterson writes this about the life of David…
“It’s the first full-blown story about David, and the most memorable. If you know anything at all about David, you know the story of Goliath. People who’ve never read the Bible, people who’ve never so much as heard about the Bible, know the story of David and Goliath.”
“The David story anticipates the Jesus story… Why David? “…He’s so emphatically human: David fighting, praying, loving, sinning…There’s nothing, absolutely nothing, that God can’t and doesn’t use to work his salvation and holiness into our lives. If we’re going to get the most out of the Jesus story, we’ll want to first soak our imaginations in the David story.”
The story of David and Goliath is much more than an underdog story.
David is created for a purpose, and the story of David and Goliath is the beginning of God revealing that purpose to him, to God’s people, and to us.
Join us this weekend as we look at the beginning of David’s journey to becoming king. Come and discover the timeless truths it reveals about humanity, trust, and God.