Standing on the border of a promise, the ancient Israelites savored every word of the spies who witnessed the wonders of the Promised Land. But between their dream and reality were giant inhabitants. “We felt like grasshoppers next to them, and that's what we looked like to them!” The grasshoppers had spoken, and the people were faced with a choice: run with the grasshoppers or trust the promise of God.
Each of us face intimidating giants. Our problems have different names, but they are enormous in our eyes. And in their menacing shadows we are grasshoppers. If it was simply a matter of our size or ability, we would lose every time. But God is always bigger.
Running with the Grasshoppers is a collection of inspirational devotionals that bring encouragement by focusing on the power of faith through a fresh and insightful look at some familiar (and not so familiar) people from the Bible. How often do we read well-known Bible stories and forget that they were people just like us? They were ordinary people with an extraordinary God. God has provided us with a record of these fellow grasshoppers as examples for our inspiration and encouragement.
Through our knowledge of these random expressions of faith we can find the encouragement to help us and others persevere in troubled times.
R. Mark Webb is an author who lives in Florida with his wife, Wendy. They are proud parents of two amazing daughters and great sons-in-law. Mark describes his passion for writing as a “fire in my bones that cannot be contained” and has had many opportunities to use his love for word crafting to communicate the truth and encouragement found in God’s Word.