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Sunday rest and reflection–Palm Sunday

Greetings in the Wonderful Name of the Lord!  Heaven and earth rejoice in His Glory!  His Spirit hovers over the earth and the hearts of His own to impart life and grace.  He rules in truth and justice!  He shows mercy to those who call on Him and punishes the wicked.  He jealously guards over his own Bride, the Church. He arms them with His own Sword, the Word of God. They sing and dance in adoration!  

Yet as God’s people gather today to worship, study and fellowship, many huddle in fear because of some taunting giant in their lives!  The army of Israel was paralyzed for forty days by Goliath, the Philistine giant.  He taunted them daily to send out a man!  The biggest man they had was their king, Saul. The whole army was paralyzed by sight and the resulting intimidation. They saw Goliath as huge and considered their own strength as small. Then David came on the scene with perfect vision!

Faith enabled David the have courage to step up and fight the giant.  Goliath’s size, strength, and armament was not the main consideration.  His nine foot-six frame would come crashing down in David’s way of looking at this problem.  The fifteen pound spear-head would be useless against the Name of his God!  David had tackled the lion and the bear, what could this uncircumcised Philistine do?   In the Name of the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, David ran towards the giant and launched a smooth stone. Victory!

If you are facing a giant who is mocking you and your God today, why not handle the giant like David did!  He knelt at the brook–humbly seeking God’s favor and direction.  But instead of selecting stones, we look in faith at Jesus Christ, our humble King,. He defeated the ‘giant’ of death and hell through love and obedience !  Jesus purchased the ‘Gift of His Father’ to give us overcoming power to stand in His victory against all our ‘giants’.  Go in the power of the Holy Spirit and topple your giant!  May God bless you today with joy and peace in believing!  Rejoice this Palm Sunday in Your humble King! In His Love, Pastor John

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