Hey Kids! Bulletin Article on May 26
HEY, KIDS! – Fear. What is fear and why do we have it? Fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain or a threat. Have you ever been afraid? Of course you have. We all have been afraid at times. Everyone has been afraid at some point in his or her life. We have big worries and small worries. It is nothing to be ashamed of. Even adults are sometimes afraid. Some of us are afraid of the dark. At the end of the day, when it’s time to turn out the lights and you’re all alone in the darkness it can be very scary. Some may be afraid of the thunder and lighting that comes with storms! Bugs, bees, snakes, and doctors – our list of possible fears goes on and on!
When Jesus told his disciples that he was going to return to his Father, they were afraid. What would happen to them? Would their enemies recognize them as his followers and try to hurt them? Jesus knew his disciples were afraid. He offered them these words to comfort them, “I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. Do not be troubled or afraid. Remember what I have told you. I am going away, but I will come back to you again. I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me.”
When Jesus went to Heaven, he didn’t leave us alone. He asked his Father to send down the Holy Spirit to watch over us, teach us, and remind us what he said in the Bible. What a wonderful gift Jesus has given to us – Peace of mind and heart! We no longer have anything to fear. Whenever we find ourselves in the dark or in the storms of life – Jesus is with us.
Let’s pray: Father, we thank you for the Holy Spirit who guides us and calms our fears. We also thank you for the promise that one day we will be in Heaven with Jesus. In his name we pray. Amen.