golter's mussings June 2021

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. (Romans 10:17)

  • He was Tall and Strong

    June 10, 2021

    To a little boy, he must have seemed as tall as a mountain.


    The mountain man was Goliath; he was over 9 feet tall (1 Samuel 17:4).


    How strong was he?


    The head of the spear he carried was 1.3 pounds.


    Try to throw a long stick with that weight on the end!


    David didn’t look at the frightening foe. This runty little boy fought by faith and with God’s promises.


    Oh, he heard the taunts by the pride-filled Goliath. But his ears were focused on what he had been taught about the true God, the one, true and living God from his mom and dad.


    “This day the LORD WILL deliver you into my hand,” (1 Sam. 17:6).


    And then this: “For the battle is the LORD’s, and He will give you into our hand,” (v. 47).  That’s the way it is for all the battles of life; He leads, fights, consoles, and comforts. This past school year was a battle on all sides, for parents, teachers, the kids, administrators.


    The Lord pulled us through.


    Kids were taught the Gospel at Lutheran schools. God gathered His own in-person and online to fight sin, death and the devil. God led the way as people worked at home.  Runty, little David’s example of faith; let it preach to you.


    And, let us rejoice in our strong God.


    “Who is like the LORD our God, who is seated on high?” (Psalm 113:5). The amount matters according to Jesus’ view of the widow’s giving. 


    Pastor Golter is the Senior Pastor at Trinity Lutheran