A pretty boy named David defeated the giant enemy Goliath. It’s an exciting story.
If I were to close this story as a writer of a novel, my plot would be as follows: the boy did hurt the enemy severe, but didn’t to so far to kill him. He left the battle field immediately back to the sheep he loved.
But it is the Bible, written in thousands years ago and read so many people in the world. I can’t change the story.
David fell the enemy without sword, but confirmed his death by the sword, which the enemy himself had worn. The boy decapitated the man who did not move.
He brought the Goliath’s head to his king, but(and?) owned the sword by himself.
“This is rather a cruel end of the episode,” we told in the Bible study. “It symbolize that the boy took the first step to the King with bloodshed.”
There will never be the King with peaceful heart. As long as a man stands on the others, it will never be a world God would like, for all people are equally created by Him.
Therefore today I drew a melancholic picture of David carrying the sword of Goliath, who are left lying on the ground. I did not draw the separated head or blood, because I don’t like to rate my picture to need parental guide.
Instead, I drew David’s face quite emotionless:
He is walking away with the sword in his hand, which he was going to use from now on, instead of pebbles….
Wait. It’s the sword of the giant. He possibly cannot have carried with his single hand.
Beyond him, his soldiers rushes forward, encouraged by his victory. Many people going to kill and be killed.
And when did the whole incident happen?
In the Bible it was written that David rose very early to deliver food for his brothers in the battle field. So it must have happend at latest around noon. The war must have went on under the shiny blue sky.
And since the words “valley” and “mountains” are used to describe the situation, it must have been rocky, where they were located.
“There aren’t all good, that is written in the Bible,” a friend of mine, who has been so long time as a christian, once told me. “If there were, God would force us to read it without any thought. It is His gift, that we can raise many questions about the scripture for a better understanding.”