It’s amazing that there can be a moment of dead silence on the battlefield that once rang with noise. Silence that announces victory.
From the moment the stone sunk into Goliath’s forehead till he fell down flat, there must have been a unwavering silence. Especially in the camp of the Philistines. Silence in awe and unfathomable incomprehension. The silence that comes when you witness the unexpected. How could it be possible that a small boy would bring down a giant? Goliath himself would have been stunned before life left him. I imagine the eyes of the Philistines darting from Goliath to David to themselves and back again. Their mouths would have been agape and their eyes wide with eyebrows almost reaching their hair line. Some would have gripped their swords in fear while the arms of others would have slumped numb. Some would have gasped so sharply and their minds would have gone totally blank. The sight before them was unbelievable. To the army of Israel, it was nothing more than a miracle. And at the moment when Goliath’s back touched the ground, they would have been totally frozen.
And the battlefield would have been so silent, you could hear David’s breath of victory.
Then you would hear the eruption of noise from Israel’s camp. That sudden piercing of the silence with noise that was pure music to those who heard it far and wide. The shout of victory. The noise would have snapped the Philistines out of their state and immediately there would have been a retreat. A confused scramble to run for their lives.
Wow! Victory is sweet and there comes a silence before that shout of victory. A silence that ushers the victory in with the dawn of realization that the unexpected has happened. May God grant you unprecedented victory and may your enemies stand in awe and retreat into repentance because our God is ABLE!!