"David the Giant Killer"Chris KigerWhat tremendous giants are you facing right now? Parents who need your care? A special needs child who needs your help? A teenager who needs you to help him/her battle drugs? A terminal diagnosis? News that your company is downsizing and you’ll probably lose your job? David was a shepherd sent by his father to take some food to his soldier brothers on the front line of a huge battle. He encountered the Philistine giant Goliath who threatened his country and brothers with certain death. Instead of being scared with the prospect of fighting him, David suited up in armor at the suggestion of Saul but found it too cumbersome to use in battle. Instead, he relied on two things—faith that “The Lord who rescued me from the claws of the lion and the bear will rescue me from this Philistine!” and the belief that he could do it with a simple weapon, a slingshot and five smooth stones from the creek. You probably know the rest of the story. He told Goliath that he came in the name of the God of the armies of Israel and then with confidence in His Lord, he slung a stone at the giant and killed him. While stones and a slingshot are not our weapons of choice to do battle with the giants in our lives, relying on the Lord to stand beside us is the weapon that we should choose—just as David did.