Children’s stories are fun, silly and often crazy. What do we call a story that is true, real life? It is still a “story”. That can make
things confusing. We tell our children Bible “stories”, but do they know they are real?
As we lay a foundation with our children by telling them the
“stories” in the Bible, we must make sure they know that these are real men, real lions, real kings and especially a real God that saves them.
As we talk to our children about David and Goliath do they picture cartoon figures or a boy just like them verses a big, ugly, smelly man.
David trusted the Lord; he had experienced the Lord’s faithfulness before and expected God to deliver again. In his own words,
“The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.”
I Samuel 17: 37
In other words, David doesn’t see Goliath’s size; he sees his
disrespect for God.
In verse 36 David tells the king, “Your servant has killed both
lion and the bear this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God.”
David trusted God and the Lord gave him the victory. This is the
“story” we must pass onto our children.