We can feel very small in a big world. We aren't very outgoing. We aren't very popular. We even wonder if anyone really notices we're there...even God. Yet among the list of spiritual giants in the Bible is an unnamed woman who would have gone completely unnoticed - except for a Big God who pays close attention to each of us.
Sometimes we can feel like we are surrounded by worry, guilt, pain, problems, needs or uncertainty...We can even feel this before we get our morning coffee. The good news is that the strength we need, the help we need or the supply we need is already there. It's found in the invisible strength we get from God and the unlimited supply from His riches in glory by Christ Jesus!
Have you ever noticed how many fears or phobias we humans have? We have so many fears that it actually keeps us from really living...today we'll take a look at an amazing rescue story and learn from the faith of three young men.
Living in a pagan culture, propelled by the favor of God, Esther rose to a position of influence. When facing impending disaster she chose to lay her life down in hope of deliverance for God's people. When life falls apart we all have a choice to make: trust God or run for your life! Will you, like Esther, decide that God has put you exactly where he wants you for "such a time as this"?
Today we're going to look at a story that is a little more obscure---it's the story of Jonathan and his armor bearer...in this story Jonathan takes a step of faith and through that step of faith God saves the entire nation of Israel...