Today I want to share one of my favorite movie scenes and what it means to me. It is from the movie Prince Caspian and it takes place at the Bridge of Beruna. The enemy is trying to draw the Narnian army to the river. They come to the bridge and just as they are preparing to cross, a little girl appears at the other end of the bridge. She draws her dagger and prepares to meet this mighty army. There is no sign of fear on her face, just a slight smile that shows strength and confidence as she takes her stand.
Now the Telmarine army find themselves between the Narnian army and a little girl with a dagger. But wait, there’s more. Just as they move towards her, a lion, Aslan, appears at her side. She is not alone. She is not without help. And with his help, she and her little dagger are more than enough to defeat an army.
There are times I have felt all alone in the midst of a great challenge. Then I remember I am never alone and the One Who is with me, the One Who is on my side, means this challenge is over before it ever began.
It reminds me of David and Goliath… a young teenage boy and a giant who is an accomplished and intimidating warrior. The entire army of Israel along with King Saul were “dismayed and greatly afraid” at the sight and threats of this Philistine champion (1 Samuel 17:11, Amp). For forty days they cowered in the face of this champion. Then along comes a shepherd boy who knows he is not alone.
David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee. (1 Samuel 17:37, KJV)
In the very Psalms that David sang we see this boldness and confidence in the face of trouble as long as he knew he was not alone.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me… (Psalm 23:4, KJV)
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? …Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. (Psalm 27:1, 3; KJV)
…in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me. (Psalm 56:4, KJV)
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? (Psalm 118:6, KJV)
Listen to the last words that Philistine heard.
…You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the ranks of Israel, Who you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will smite you and cut off your head. And I will give the corpses of the army of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s and He will give you into our hands.
What are you facing today? In the face of this I want you to keep two things in mind. One, you are not alone. Two, He is more than enough!