God did something for David that I want God to do for me, and that you want God to do for you. God empowers David to run through a troop, and leap over a wall. His life was a meeting with battles and he won every one. Many times David escapes his enemies, leaping over walls. This text, Psalms 18:29, is David’s testimony of the power that God gives him to win every battle. It is God who wins, because it is God who gives David strength to win.

What God did for David, God did for Nelson Mandela, who runs through the troop on Robben Island where he is imprison for 27 years to freedom. Mandela runs and then he leaps over the wall of apartheid, knocking it down carrying his people on his back. God did the same for Barack Obama, who runs through a troop to become President of the United States of America, and leaps over the wall of impossibility to sign a Health Care Reform Bill.

John McCain was a North Vietnamese prisoner of war for five and a half years where he suffers torture, but he outruns the troop and reaches freedom in 1973. After set free, McCain keeps on running until he leaps over the wall of injustice, writing the John McCain Detainee Amendment, banning inhumane treatment of American prisoners of war, even those at Guantanamo Bay.

We want God to do for us what God did for David, Nelson, Barack, and McCain. When we do what we do on behalf of others God empowers us to run through troops and leap over walls. Let’s become the running and leaping generation and continue David’s legacy. I’m looking to see you soon on the highway of life, running through a troop and leaping over a wall. Amen! Amen!