Rise Up Mighty Men & Women of Valor!

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by Elaine Tavolacci

There is a man in the bible named Gideon who was mighty in the eyes of God but fearful and weak in his own sight. The name Gideon means "Mighty warrior". Gideon was called to deliver Israel from the Midianites, but one day Gideon was hiding as the Midianites were attacking Israel. God had sent an angel to him and said "The Lord is with you, mighty man of valor". Gideon asked, if the Lord is with us, why did all these terrible things happen? The Lord responded, "Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man. After this encounter with the angel, Gideon went and rescued Israel from the enemy with an army which the Lord reduced to three hundred. The Lord also allowed…