So David triumphed over the Philistines with only a sling and a stone, for he had no sword.” 1 Sam. 17:50 NLT JordansWhen I was twelve all I wanted for Christmas was the new AirJordans. We didn’t have a lot of money growing up and I knew it would take a miracle for me to get those shoes. I watched as my mom saved every week and when Christmas came I found one box under the tree with my name on it. I remember the moment I opened it and realized that the AirJordans were mine. I ran over to my mom and wrapped my arms around her neck. The next three basketball seasons I wore those shoes. I didn’t care that I didn’t look like I had the latest attire, or what people said about me. I understood the sacrifice that gave me those shoes, and that was all that mattered. Now as an adult I look upon these life lessons and wish I still lived like that. You know that feeling of fearlessness that you have as a kid? I want to be willing to surrender everything when I am asked because I understand the sacrifice that God gave for me; I want to live with that feeling at the forefront of my heart.  And no matter what I look like, or no matter if all I have is a sling and a couple stones I want to run towards the giants in life. Truth of the matter is that He gave His life so that I could one day be a Giant Slayer…. ….so here I go, challenge accepted! Chari  ]]>