This is a great lesson. I love the story of Gideon, and I think the authors of this lesson hit the nail on the head this week.
Gideon is scared to death of the Midianites, he shakes in his sandals when God chooses him, he doubts God and faithlessly puts him to the test…oh, and he becomes a mighty warrior for the Lord.
How does that happen?
That is just the way God does it. We see this same reality in its greatest clarity on the cross as God makes a way for us to be forgiven of sin, for his wrath to be satisfied, for Satan to be vanquished, and for death to be destroyed. He does all of this through the humiliation of his Son; the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
How wonderful it is when God shows us his strength.