Tokens of friendship and pictures of loved ones serve as reminders of what is most important in life. People. Gravestones mark the departure of loved ones. Memorials honor the service and sacrifice from others. Rings remember covenant promises. We pause to remember. We strive to be remembered.
Gideon. Samson. David. Samuel. Old Testament heroes whose faith conquered kingdoms. Ordinary men who gained extraordinary victories against all odds. They achieved what was promised. Weaknesses were turned into strengths. They unlocked a great mystery of experiencing and receiving the power of God. They trusted His promises. They took God at His Word.