God called a weak man to defend the Israelites against an enemy that was as numerous as locusts! The best part though is that God didn’t allow Gideon to rely on himself, nor the army he gathered. God wants us to depend on him in the same way that Gideon discovered.
Jesus was about to endure a painful death and the weight of the sins of the world. His closest friends let down, betrayed him and abandoned him. This story describes the sorrow that Jesus felt and his faithfulness to God’s will. We are all weak at times, but Jesus is strong!