David was young, curious and somewhat impetuous. At least that’s the impression one might get when reading the story in 1 Samuel of his encounter with Goliath in the valley of Elah. He was also a young man full of faith. And what he saw when he left his father’s sheep in the care of another shepherd to check out the war drama between the Israelite and Philistine armies, left him incredulous. It seems the Philistine giant Goliath taunting and threatening the Israelites created such angst among the soldiers they shrunk from duty and hunkered down in despair! That made David angry so he decided to take matters into his own hands. His insistence on confronting Goliath wore at Saul’s resolve and the weak king relented. Brash and bold David even threw off the kings armor, instead opting to load his quiver with 5 smooth stones. Now, I’m sure most of us would have no qualms accepting that David felt “led” to take on the giant. No one in their human right mind would willingly confront a person 3 to 5 times one’s size. And with only 5 stones in our bag of ‘tricks’. David obviously knew from the Lord that the job was his to do and that PAPA would guide the stone once out of David’s sling! So why load the quiver with more than one stone? After all, if PAPA God has control of it’s path; then one stone is all that is needed. Right?