May 26, 2017
Lots of people are afraid of the dark. Some people sleep with nightlights so their rooms aren't so dark at night. We use flashlights when our house is dark because the power goes out. Even adults become afraid when the sun goes down and there is no light. When it is dark, we can't see what is around us, and we fear danger. The Bible talks about God as being the light of the world. He is like a nightlight for us, keeping the darkness away. God keeps us safe, so we don't have to be afraid of anything!
Psalm 27:1 - The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid?
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for being our light so that we don't have to be afraid. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.
The Fig Tree
18 In the morning, as he was returning to the city, he became hungry. 19 And seeing a fig tree by the wayside, he went to it and found nothing on it but only leaves. And he said to it, “May no fruit ever come from you again!” And the fig tree withered at once.
20 When the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree wither at once?” 21 And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen. 22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”Matthew 21:18-22