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Blog of Vladimir Melnyk

MY UKRAINE: DAVID AGAINST GOLIATH

27 February, 11:45

The MIRACLE of these days is the UNITY among Ukrainians, who are united independently on language and religion, ethnicity, political views, background, and region. Ukrainians are fighting against the occupant, against the Russian monster, every village and town, army and civilians with whatever they can do against the occupants and make the land burn under their feet. Nearly 50 thousand volunteers have joined the territory defense units in the last couple of days, and more are coming every day. There is enormous support for our army from everyone and everywhere in the country. Nobody could expect such spirit, unity and strength! Each of such citizens is a true hero, a defender of Ukraine, democratic values, and the future. I FEEL PROUD OF MY COUNTRY AND OF MY PEOPLE!

Each Ukrainian fighting Russian occupants is now David, who is fighting Goliath. David, who has friends, who support him: Countries and people from around the World. EACH DAY MAKES US STRONGER AND BRINGS US CLOSER TO THE VICTORY! EACH DAY MAKES THE MONSTER WEAKER!

The unavoidable end of Hitler and any tyrant is known. May the end of this new Hitler come sooner with the least possible damage to Ukraine and our heroes. May God protects Ukraine and our heroes and give them enormous strength and wisdom with every decision and move. And may the Russian monster goes to hell, where he belongs, being cursed in history forever.

David and Goliath, a color lithograph by Osmar Schindler (1888) - фото 88035

David and Goliath, a color lithograph by Osmar Schindler (1888)

«Goliath with his shield-bearer in front of him, kept coming closer to David. He looked David over and saw that he was only a boy, ruddy and handsome, and he despised him. He said to David, "Am I a dog, that you come at me with sticks?". “NO, YOU ARE WORSE THAN A DOG!”- David replied. Goliath became mad: "Come here," he said, "and I'll give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field!". David said to the Goliath: "You come against me with a 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. THIS DAY THE LORD WILL HAND YOU OVER TO ME, AND I'LL STRIKE YOU DOWN AND CUT OFF YOUR HEAD and I will give your body and the carcasses of your army to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. All the World will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands”.

As Goliath moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Goliath on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground. So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand, he struck down the Goliath and killed him. David ran and stood over him. He took hold of the Goliath’s sword and drew it from the scabbard. After he killed him, he cut off his head with the sword. When the Philistines saw that their leader was dead, they turned and ran. THEN THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL AND JUDAH SURGED FORWARD WITH A SHOUT AND PURSUED THE PHILISTINES ARMY TO THE ENTRANCE OF GATH and to the gates of Ekron. Their dead were strewn along the Shaaraim road to Gath and Ekron. (1Sa.17:41-52)