The first theme of Gideon’s story is the counter-intuitive nature of the eventual victory. Gideon’s response to God calling him to service is basically, ‘I’m a nothing you’ve got the wrong guy!’ Still, God’s angel gave him a task that led to war with their terrorizing enemy. Gideon accomplishes his task and promptly has his life threatened. Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name for more details.
With God’s help, of course! For worshipping fake gods and other evil acts, God had allowed the Midianites to overpower the Israelites for seven years. Things were so terrible that the people cried out to God for help. An angel of the Lord appeared and told Gideon he would be the one to lead the people to victory. For more about the victory of Gideon, have your youngsters listen to this short animated video!