Have you ever thought that the odds were overwhelmingly against you? I think we all have at one time or another.

    Years ago, two armies faced off against each other. One army had hundreds of thousands of men with the latest weaponry, cavalry and 30,000 chariots, plus the advantage of the high ground. The other army had many desertions and was down to only 600 men, mostly with pitchforks – and they were understandably hiding down in caves in the rocks. But two of the 600 soldiers came up from their cave and decided to challenge the enemy garrison at the top of a steep ridge. They believed, as one of them famously declared, that “there is no restraint to the Lord to save by many or by few”. Being in the minority is not a problem for God!

    You probably know the rest of the story from 1 Samuel 14. Jonathan and his armor bearer believed God signaled a confirmation of their move by how the Philistines taunted them. So they crawled up the ridge and proceeded to fight the Philistines – killing 20 of them in half an acre. Fear began to spread among the Philistines, and then there was an earthquake! The Philistines panicked and “melted away”, “beating down one another”, the Bible says. The men of Israel rallied, and “so the Lord saved Israel that day”.

    And because God keeps His promises, I believe He is continuing to save Israel to this very day!

    – Mark Cadwallader, Creation Moments Board Chairman

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