This week’s chapter is on Gideon. Our author titles the chapter, “The Principle of the Unexpected Leader–How God Turns a Man’s Fears and Weakness into Strength”. I’m SO looking forward to this week’s reading! Who among us cannot relate?
Some of you know my personal connection with Gideon. Several years ago, when my (now) wife was in the hospital fighting for her life against a very serious infection, a friend from her church’s Bible study would come into the room as she lay asleep in a medically induced coma, and read the story of Gideon.
Days later, when she awoke from the coma, my wife recalls having dreams about a fierce battle, where she was in the streets of Athens, Georgia, defending the University of Georgia from a surging enemy! We believe, that while she lay asleep in an unconscious state, her mind was listening to the story of Gideon, and adding her own “modern” twist!
Strange, maybe, but like my wife, the story of Gideon pits a seemingly weak individual against a formable foe. As we’ll see, our hero, Gideon, was not necessarily on board when God called him into action.
Rob Miller leads us this week, fresh of the bench from a summer flu, but chomping at the bit to get back in the game!
See everyone beginning at 7:30 am at the Cornwell Center. Rob kicks things into gear promptly at 7:45 am.