Through It All

By William Oldham

“…This is what the Lord Almighty says: I took you from the pasture, from tending the flock, and appointed you ruler over my people Israel. I have been with you wherever you have gone…” 2 Samuel 7:8-9 The Lord spoke these words to David after he became king over Israel. 

          I want to focus on those nine words the Lord spoke concerning David’s life up to that point: “…I have been with you wherever you have gone.” David was thirty years old when these words were spoken. These words take us back to when David was a boy taking care of his father’s sheep. What we know of those days concerns how bravely David protected his father’s sheep; listen to David’s own testimony when he was speaking to King Saul:

“I kept my father’s sheep. When a lion or bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it.” 1 Samuel 17:34-35

          We know the rest of the story. David spoke these words as the giant Goliath was speaking fear into the hearts of the Israeli army. David would later go out to confront Goliath, armed only with a slingshot and five smooth stones; and with one stone, guided by the Lord, it became a missile that brought the Giant down and killed him. The young shepherd boy had bravely gone out and confronted the giant with these words:

“You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.” 1 Samuel 17:45

          David was an immediate hero to Israel and became a mighty warrior in the army, drawing much praise from the people. This aroused jealousy in the king which turned into hatred. Out of that hatred came the desire to kill David, and until he died, Saul, with his army, chased David throughout the land, seeking to kill him. But the king never succeeded in his evil plan because the Lord was David’s Shepherd, wherever he went. In the end, the Lord made David the shepherd of Israel.

          The Lord has made Jesus Christ our Shepherd. Believers in Him are called sheep and He is called the Shepherd. Listen to Jesus’ words:

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep…My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand” John 10:11, 27-29

          Jesus indeed laid down His life on the cross for sinners so that they might live forever. The Devil walks about as a roaring lion, seeking to devour the Lord’s sheep. 1 Peter 5:8 

Christians encounter that roaring lion all through their life. That lion has many faces, but most often, looks like a giant. He appears in times of broken and troubled relationships, hardships relating to having a job, health issues that bring fear of imminent death, social issues, financial issues, and then the sorrow and heartbreak of the loss of loved ones.

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all…the angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them. O taste and see that the Lord is good.” Psalm 34

The Devil is always tempting and trying God’s saints sorely, but thank God, in Jesus Christ, we have the victory, we shall overcome! Through it all, we shall at last stand on Mount Zion, ruling and reigning with King Jesus, for, through it all, He is with us, wherever we go!

Brother Bill is a Bible teacher and can be contacted at

With all the Bad News -this Story Will Warm Your Heart: Runner Collapses During Meet and Becomes Unconscious; Teammate Ensures He’s Not Left Behind


Legendary baseball player Cal Ripken Jr. once said, “Sometimes I think sportsmanship is a little bit forgotten in place of the individual attention.”

That’s especially true these days as young athletes vie to make the game-winning play or to be the best in their chosen sport.

There’s certainly nothing wrong with that, but it’s important to remember that good sportsmanship is what really matters. A prime example of that was on display this month in Anchorage, Alaska, at a state high school boys’ cross-country running championship.

According to KTUU-TV, Colton Merriner and Geremu Daggett — both of the Grace Christian Grizzlies, an Anchorage school — were mere feet from the finish line of a grueling race when, tragically, Merriner took a nasty dive as his feet seemed to fail him.

Merriner tried to stand and keep moving but immediately realized something bad had happened that prevented him from going any farther. That’s when Daggett — his teammate who was inches from the finish line — quickly turned around to help the struggling Merriner regain his footing — enough to drag them both across the finish line in an incredible display of sportsmanship.

“I was pushing him, and then I started getting ahead, but I kept looking back just to make sure he was right next to me on that heel. And right before the finish I kept looking, so I saw him fall, and I’m like if I cross this finish line, I can’t go back and help my teammate,” Daggett said.

He added, “So I stopped right there and ran back and helped him up. In in the moment, I didn’t have time to think about rules or whatever, I just helped him up — well, more dragged him across the finish line.”

The moment when Merriner fell, prompting his teammate to help him, was captured on video.

Merriner, a sophomore, appeared to be in and out of consciousnessas he was dragged across the finish line by Daggett, according to KTUU. Their coach ran to the injured runner and signaled for on-site medical attention.

“The mindset our coach always gives us is that you are a sprinter now; that’s what she tells us,” Merriner said as he recalled his final moments in the race. “OK, I have 200 meters left, you know, everything I have, this is it. And in my mind, I didn’t even consider the possibility that I would not be able to finish.”

According to KTUU, medics on the scene said Merriner had lost consciousness for two minutes and suffered from a heartbeat of 180 for approximately 30 minutes.
The young man was treated with intravenous fluids at a nearby hospital and was fine, KTUU reported. Source



THE CULLING OF HUMANITY CONTINUES: Boston University Researchers Claim to Have Developed New, MORE LETHAL COVID Strain in Lab – This Strain Killed 80% of the Mice Used in Testing

Are you as outraged at this as I am?? They are admitting that they developed this new DEADLY strain of Covid!!

We are just getting back to some semblance of normalcy and now this???


Researchers at Boston University added a spike protein from the Omicron variant with the original Wuhan strain, which has an 80% kill rate

Researchers at Boston University say they have developed a new COVID strain that has an 80% kill rate following a series of similar experiments first thought to have started the global pandemic that began in China. 

The variant, a combination of Omicron and the original virus in Wuhan, killed 80% of the mice infected with it, the university said. When mice were only exposed to Omicron, they experienced mild symptoms.

The research was conducted by a team of scientists from Florida and Boston at the school’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories. 

Researchers at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories created a new Covid strain virus.  (Google Maps)

They extracted the spike protein from Omicron and attached it with the strain first detected at the onset of the pandemic that began in Wuhan, China. They then documented how the mice reacted to the hybrid strain. 

“In…mice, while Omicron causes mild, non-fatal infection, the Omicron S-carrying virus inflicts severe disease with a mortality rate of 80 percent,” they wrote in a research paper. 

The new strain has five times more infectious virus particles than the Omicron variant, researchers said.

Fox News has reached out to the university. 

COVID-19 was first detected to have come from a wet market in Wuhan, though many believe the virus was engineered at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The World Health Organization continues to face criticism for its handling of the crisis in its early, most pivotal, days.

The Omicron variant is highly transmissible, even in those who are fully vaccinated. The spike protein is responsible for rates of infectivity, according to researchers, other changes to the virus’ structure determine its deadliness.

One limitation to the study was the breed of mice used, as other types are more siminlar to humans. Source