So last night was the Super Bowl, and it has been talked about as being the biggest upset in the history of the NFL. The Patriots came in looking to prove history as the greatest team ever, and they were knocked off by a team who had been disrespected and always in the shadow of New England. On paper, this should have been a massacre. It should have been over by halftime. But “should have” is a phrase that will always be used in this game.
There’s a similar story to this in the Bible, and it’s the story of David and Goliath. Goliath single-handedly scared the entire army of Israel with his strength and reputation. Goliath could not be defeated, his sword weighed probably as much as I do. But David knew that no matter how big this giant was, there was a God in Heaven who was stronger than any strongman warrior. There’s a phrase in boxing that no matter how big someone is, everyone has soft tissue in the nose. It’s a phrase to say that anyone can be beaten. David was a young man, probably in his teens, who was always outcast and always in the shadow of his brothers. He was not even seen when Samuel came to anoint the next king. But God sees the heart, and He saw that David’s was pure and sought after God. God prepared David throughout his life for the role he would one day have as king. And when he squared off against Goliath, there was one aspect of his preparation that paid off, his time fighting lions off with a sling while caring for sheep. We know how the story ends, David kills Goliath with one stone and Israel wins the battle.
You never know how the circumstances you’re in now will one day have an amazing impact. No matter where you find yourself in life, know that God has a plan and a purpose for you. Read Romans 8:28 sometime, God works all things out for good for those who love Him. Know that if you are a Christian born again and bought with the Blood, you have a purpose and God works every detail of your life to lead to that purpose.
Just a little encouragement to send your way, hope you all are doing well. May the Peace of God continue to reign in your life evermore.