"Mama! Come lay down with me."
"Why?" I ask.
"Because I'm afraid."
It sets in early. I know by these common nighttime pleas from my little ones.
I tell them there is nothing to be afraid of.
I ask, "What are you afraid of?"
My son will answer, "The dark."
"You know what's in the dark?" I ask.
"No. What?" is their terrified reply.
"The same stuff that's there in the light."
They usually don't know how to respond to that.
But I think about it now that these words are flowing off the laptop keys.
The light. The Light.
He is there with us in our darkest moments.
He is there with us on our brightest days.
He is there.
I don't know how many times the Bible says it, but so many times, God says, "Do not be afraid." Whether those are His words or the words of the angels He sends, God reminds us there is nothing to fear. He is with us always.
I know who goes before me. I know who stands behind.
That's God. He's our light. He's our rock. He's our protector. With Him by our side, there is nothing to fear.
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