David & Goliath. Easily the most referenced story of the Bible, at least by secular culture. I won’t grab for some over-spiritualized connection here; the story speaks for itself. If you didn’t read it today, I’d highly encourage you to do so. I read it aloud to my son last night (in a very theatrical voice with around fifteen interruptions) and it was as if it was my first. The Bible really does have the best stories. The worst villains. The craziest plots. The greatest heroes.
Meanwhile, in chapter 18, things get sad. Sad for Saul, and really sad for David. I love the gift of friendship that God gives him with Jonathon. As an extrovert, I make it a lifestyle to meet new people, but it is a gift to meet someone and have an immediate bond. I have many fiercely wonderful friends in my life that I don’t deserve. But some of them I am especially endeared to, because they came into my life during a dark time and their friendship lightened it up. I suspect you have friends like that too.
I encourage you to reflect on the people in your life. True, healthy friendships are a gift from a relational God. Let’s thank Him for them and steward them well.
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