There’s a story in the old book of Judges where a man named Gideon. Gideon’s nation was repressed in slavery for over 100 years and on this day he is hiding from his oppressors threshing wheat. And that’s when he gets a surprise visitor.
12 When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” Judges 6:12
Or if I can paraphrase I think the angel of the Lord said something like this.
Hey, Gideon, old buddy, don’t you know that you are a mighty warrior? The Lord has promised you great things if you trust him, but you are just hanging out threshing wheat, being normal. Go, free your land and your people from its oppressors.
And I strongly believe that today, many of us will just thresh wheat, not wanted to be seen, when the Lord has said to us, “I am with you , mighty warrior!, free those around you from their oppressors.”!
because God has said,
“Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you.”
6 So we say with confidence,
“The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?” Hebrews 13:5-6