June 27/28/Weekend

Written by Bill Grandi on June 29th, 2019

As I have mentioned in the previous two blogs I have been “out of touch with the world” i.e. no internet or wifi. I actually did this devotion on the 27th but with my grandson’s ballgame tonight (double header) getting over about 11:00, traveling home tomorrow and probably having to cut the grass and also study, I doubt very seriously I will have much time to enter a devotion. So I’ve decided to combine the one devotion into multiple days.

My title for this devotion is Big vs Small.

I’ve always been fascinated by the story of Elisha and his servant in 2 Kings 6: 8 and following. The king of Syria sent an army against Elisha because he found out Elisha was telling his plans to the king of Israel. Verse 14 says, “He sent horses and chariots and a great army, and they came by night and surrounded the city.” Elisha’s servant got up the next morning and saw the Syrian horde of chariots and horses surrounding the city. He told Elisha and with fear said, “What shall we do?” Elisha prayed God would open his eyes and when he did the servant saw the mountains were full of horse and chariots of fire all around them. The story continues (I encourage you to read it on your own) with other events, but that has always fascinated me.

Elisha’s servant saw the giant; Elisha saw that what was surrounding them was greater.

That reminds me of David. While King Saul and the Israelite army saw the giant; David knew the giant-killer.

It is so easy to feel overwhelmed by circumstances, people, events, etc. It is common to feel “small” compared to the “largeness” of our challenge. But our God is bigger than any challenge, giant, roadblock, or mountain we may come up against.

“Father, remind me not to tell you how big the giants are. Help me to tell the giants how big you are. You are the giant-killer. Please give me eyes to see as Elisha’s servant did.”


3 Comments so far ↓

  1. We all need the reminder from time to time to see the bigger picture when faced with seemingly overwhelming obstacles. God is greater than any fear or roadblock we could face.
    Blessings, Bill!

  2. floyd says:

    I love this story. It’s a good reminder that what we can see with our eyes is far less than actually exists.

    The One that created us and sustains us isn’t subject to His creation. He causes and or allows all things.

    It’s good to ponder God’s sovereignty.

  3. Ryan S. says:

    Giants.. seem indestructible, unbeatable, unable to overcome…

    Yet God shows us that nothing is impossible.

    Praying for you my friend…