No Reason to Fear

by Devon Brogan
(I heard a similar story to this on the radio one morning on the way to work; I added some details.)
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it. (Isaiah 30:21)
A father and son woke one sunny morning and decided to go for a hike in the woods. As they were walking, the little boy, with stick sword in hand, was engaged in the most epic imaginary battle. Swinging his sword at the imaginary beasts, the little boy was having the best time.
The father called out to his son, “Hey! Do you know where we are?”
“Nope!” the little boy replied, with a swipe and a jab of his sword at an ominous looking bush.
“Do you know how to get back to where we came from?” the father asked, a bit of concern in his voice.
“Naw, Dad!” the boy replied while jumping off a big rock, sword pointing into the air in triumph.
The father called out, “Do you know where we are going?”
“Not really…it’s okay!”
The father called the boy over to him, knelt down, and looking in the boy’s eyes he asked, “Aren’t you scared that you don’t know where you are, how to get back home, or where you are heading? Doesn’t it frighten you that you may be lost?”
“No, Dad! I’m not scared because you are with me!” the boy replied and ran off to continue his epic adventure.
We have no need to be afraid or nervous of where we are or where we are going because our Father is with us always. He will never leave us alone. He wants us to be as children and live with joy and not with worry. I trust in the Lord that He will point the way for me and I will do the work He wants me to do. I rely not on myself but on the Lord for protection and guidance. As long as the Lord is with me, I have no reason to fear and I will never be lost. I love this story because it is also something each child can relate to and understand.
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. (Proverbs 22:6)

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