Today there is a picture of David, the new King, standing before Goliath.
You remember the story of David and Goliath, right? With just a sling and a few stone, the mighty warrior Goliath is toppled.
Today is the beginning of that story. The remarkable contrast is Saul, who is dismayed and greatly afraid. David is not.
The Spirit of the Lord has rested on us now – as inheritors of the Light. We too stand unafraid in the midst of adversity.
Our politics may swirl and perplex. Our churches may be filled with dissolution. Our personal lives may be filled with heartbreak, or the loss of a loved one, or whatever personal tragedy.
But our God remains the King of the Universe and the Lover of Souls. We will never be lost, with right on our side.
Fear not, the Lord is with you. This day and always.