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January 4, 2011

Giants aren’t fairytale creatures sprung from an overactive imagination. They existed once, and they exist today as trials that loom over and threaten to crush us. We find the secret to overcoming them in the story of a ruddy-faced shepherd boy who struck down a giant thousands of years ago—reminding us that with God, all things are possible..

The following short video, titled “Giants,” was produced by our Beyond Today production staff to illustrate our need to trust God through difficult times. Thanks go to Jonathan Magee, Jamie Schreiber and Jeremy Lallier for their creative efforts.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

January 4, 2011 - Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications |


  1. Excelent! well done.

    Comment by Gabriel | January 4, 2011 | Reply

  2. Great video! Thanks to Jonathan, Jamie, Jeremy and Rudy too. Great team effort.

    Comment by Mike Bennett | January 4, 2011 | Reply

  3. Very well done! An excellent way to illustrate a wonderful lesson. Thank you! Debbie

    Comment by Debbie Randle | January 4, 2011 | Reply

  4. Thanks, what a great presentation…you can let these young people borrow the camera anytime.

    Comment by nola whitely | January 4, 2011 | Reply

  5. Very creatively done.

    Comment by nathanalbright | January 4, 2011 | Reply

  6. A good message … a fresh face… moving forward!!

    Comment by Joe | January 4, 2011 | Reply

  7. My deepest thanks. Just read about that period of our history a few days ago. Noted also that David NEVER DID ANYTHING TO ENDANGER GOD’S ANNOINTED.

    Comment by Bob and Sherry Reynolds | January 4, 2011 | Reply

  8. Need to offer a booklet like MAKING LIFE WORK at the end of the video. There’s nothing for followup.

    Comment by Bob | January 4, 2011 | Reply

  9. Now that was just excellent! I think it will make people think. Good job!

    Comment by Carolyn Prater | January 4, 2011 | Reply

  10. Excellent job!

    Comment by Michelle Rageth | January 4, 2011 | Reply

  11. Thank you so much for the inspiriational video! It brought tears of comfort and joy when I watched it.

    Comment by Janet Barker | January 5, 2011 | Reply

  12. Very well done, both in content and presentation. Please keep producing these videos — another example of “being all things to all men.” My compliments.

    Comment by Matthew Fenchel | January 5, 2011 | Reply

  13. Great short film and very inspirational! Keep us the great task of sharing the faith.

    Comment by Greg Thomas | January 6, 2011 | Reply

  14. Thanks for an AWESOME presentation. One thing I have always known is that the Father and the Son of man loves us and will never forsake us, their sheep – their little ones. We MUST do the right thing that of STANDING STILL and let the Son of man take care of this GIANT. He will NEVER let His sheep be cast upon the sides of the mountains for a prey to the destroyer. We MUST believe that He will DELIVER us. Isaiah Chapter 50 is such a POWERFUL chapter wherein the Son of man is speaking throughout the whole chapter. He starts off by telling us why He divorced Israel and why He sold Israel to His creditors, then He talks about the FIRST time He came, when His and our Father sent Him. He then says, “Is My hand shortened at all that it cannot redeem? OR HAVE I NO POWER TO DELIVER?” He then speaks of His GLORY, His MIGHT, POWER and STRENGTH – then He acknowledges that His and our Father is the One who gave Him the tongue of the LEARNED and had OPENED His ears – just as our Father gives to each of us whom He places in His church. I only wish that my spirit was stedfast as His as He was NOT rebellious but acknowledged our Father in every thing – He RELIED and TRUSTED in Him to DELIVER Him, and He did, as He held His hands while going through mockery, torture and death. He truly set His face like a flint as DAVID DID – and we must do the SAME and let HIM DELIVER US IN THIS CRISIS.The Son of man ends the chapter with a WARNING TO ALL WHO WOULD BECOME A GIANT IN OPPOSITION TO HIM AND OUR FATHER, as He says, “LOOK, ALL YOU WHO KINDLE A FIRE, WHO ENCIRCLE YOURSELVES WITH SPARKS, WALK IN THE LIGHT OF YOUR FIRE AND IN THE SPARKS YOU HAVE KINDLED – THIS YOU SHALL HAVE FROM MY HAND, YOU SHALL LIE DOWN IN TORMENT.”

    Comment by dwight stanley stewart | January 8, 2011 | Reply

  15. this should inspire members that God is with us.

    Comment by dave | January 13, 2011 | Reply

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