All I need is a miracle

 Bronze Statue of David by Donatello

Bronze Statue of David by Donatello

Today we continued the readings of Samuel and the epic confrontation between David and Goliath.  For the story tells how the mighty Goliath came as Champion, giant and long skilled warrior to challenge and taunt the army of Israel. No champion would emerge for 40 days and this continued to demoralize the Israeli army.   

Now David arrived and knew not the fear nor terror that came with the sight of Goliath. He had youth, skill and most importantly faith in God. Where others felt trepidation, he felt the need to fight the battles set before him by his God. His king offered armor and support but David needed but the simple miracle of his Gods support. So chose but 5 smooth stones from the stream and his God’s favour to face the enemy.

 “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” - Samuel 1 17:45:27

So it was with the miracle of his faith in the Lord that David overcame the impossible odds and felled the enemy

So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him. - Samuel 1 17:50

Against the impossible there is always one miracle we can rely upon that faith in God will help us get through the most challenging times we face.

Let us celebrate with the refrain from a song that says it all.

All I need is a miracle, all I need is you (all I need is a miracle)
All I need is a miracle, all I need is you (all I need is a miracle)
All I need is a miracle, all I need is you

Noral R.