The other night, it began to thunder and lightening just before bedtime. Middle Sister and Little Sister asked if they could please get in our bed. (I think Big Sister would have too if there had been room! ;0) While getting situated, Little Sister continued to say that she was afraid.
Middle Sister began to counsel, the older sister that she is. . . .
"Jesus is always with us. You do not need to be afraid."
Little Sister still was not convinced.
"Look, who's in here?" Middle Sister put her hand over her heart.
Little Sister put her own hand over her own heart and then began to move her little hand around her chest as if searching for something. Finally she answered, "I think I scared Him away."
(I guess we still have a lot of teaching to do with this one. . . .)
For those of us who do know the Lord Jesus and have the assurance of His salvation, isn't it good to know that we can't "scare Him away!"
"Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death or life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor thing to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:37-39).
God always keeps His promises!
"For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee" (2 Corinthians 1:20-22).
Praise the Lord!
"For He Himself has said, 'I will never leave you nor forsake you'" (Hebrews 13:5b).
How blessed we are to serve such a faithful God. One Who bestows mercy upon us when we do not deserve it. One Who bestows grace upon us when we are so unworthy. One Who loves us when we are so unloving. One Who forgives us when we feel so unforgiveable. One Who is always God when we are always so human.
Thank You, Lord for your faithfulness. I'm so glad You aren't scared away.
In the Heart of our Home,