Monday, May 17, 2010

May 16, 2010

"So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone, for he had no sword." I Samuel 17:50

I am sure you have seen this video clip before. It is one of the great feel good stories of the last decade! Everyone loves an underdog and JMac certainly fills that role!

If you like underdogs (and who doesn't) the Bible is filled with underdogs who become overcomers. Just to name a few:

The Israelites at the Red Sea. When they were backed up to the sea with the Egyptian army riding down on them. They went from vulnerability to victors in the power of God!

The Israelites at Jericho. Confronting one of the most fortified cities in the history of human civilization, they obeyed God and watched the walls collapse at their shout!

Samson took on a thousand Philistines and killed them all. Did he have an automatic weapon or heavy artillary? No, he had the jawbone of an ass! I'd call that an upset!

Gideon was called to face the ferocious Midianites with a force of just 300 men. What did they have for weapons? They were armed with a pitcher, a torch and a trumpet against heavily armed, highly trained and blood-thirsty warriors. But how did that end up?
We serve a God who is able to make underdogs become into overcomers! I am not sure if this is what the Apostle Paul was thinking when he penned the strong affirmation, "If God is for us, who can be against us?"
The answer? Not an army! No a fortified city! Not a band of warriors! Not even a giant!
It sort makes you want to stop and re-examine this underdog label. Who is REALLY the underdog, afterall?
What are you facing today? What stands in opposition to you?
No matter how imposing or intimidating it seems here's the truth - IT'S THE UNDERDOG!
Feel like a winner? You should! You will!