Psalm 56:3 – What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. (KJV)
For several days, the weather channel had been predicting snow for our area of the state. Since snow is something we seldom see, the grandchildren were very excited.
At last the day arrived! That long-awaited snowfall was to be here. Day became night and the radar revealed snow all around us. The grandchildren were visiting at our house, and every few minutes one of them would open the door and peek out to see if the white stuff was falling.
Finally, I knew from their excited voices they could see snow!
Everyone went running out in the yard so they could actually feel it. Then suddenly, the door flew open, and three year-old Brooke came running back into the house. She snuggled up to me and said, "Grandma, I am afraid!"
Thinking it was all the noise and hoopla the other three grandchildren were making, I gathered her close and explained it was just the beautiful snow they were exclaiming over.
Brooke proceeded to tell me, "Grandma, I know all about that snow. It is the dark that makes me afraid!"
I cuddled her even closer and thanked God she felt safe from the dark in the arms of her grandmother.
It is wonderful that our grandchildren feel safe in the arms of their grandmothers. But how much more important for them to know the security they can experience in the arms of Jesus!
Prayer: God, it is so good to know that when we are afraid, we can put our trust in You. Whether it be on a dark, snowy, wintry night or amid the fears that sometimes appear in the bright sunshine of the day, our faith and hope is in You. Amen.