Inspire – October 12, 2020 – Size

Does size really matter?

Ginormous houses. Huge SUVs. Large trucks. Multi-caret diamonds. Big hair. Plump lips. Longer vacations. More muscles. Super-sized meals. Why do we seek bigger, larger, more?

These words struck a chord while reading Psalm 33:16 in the Bible. “No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength.” What? Size doesn’t matter?

The shepherd boy David defeated the giant Goliath. Size didn’t matter. Joshua and his army defeated the enemy in Jericho. Size didn’t matter. Paul and Silas were freed from prison when their stocks were broken. Size didn’t matter. The stone was rolled away. Size didn’t matter.

Are you like me and to tend to think our country is safe because we have a mighty army, a strong Navy, a fearless Air Force, forceful Marines, a vigilant Coast Guard, as well as state and local police? Yes, we have thousands of men and women who work tirelessly and selflessly to protect the USA. I am grateful for each and every one (especially for my family members). Many have given the best years of their lives and many have given their entire lives for our blessed country. Yet, I don’t want to think for one skinny minute that our country is safe because of the sheer size of numbers protecting it. It is only the grace of God that allows us to live. God could wipe us out with a single breath.

May we not hold on to a false sense of security because of the size of our army. May we place our complete trust in God – who holds everything together for His good and His glory. With God, size doesn’t matter. He does.

Cheering you on!

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