“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark!”
Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 5, 2013
First Christian Church
Morning, guys. So, I wanted to ask you all: are you afraid of the dark? When I was your age, my Mom and Dad had a nighlight in my room, because I was scared of the dark. Actually, the dark still kind of scares me. When I would visit my relatives in Louisiana, they lived in the country, far away from street lights and the roads could get really dark and scary.
So there was this guy named John who wrote a book in the Bible called Revelation. He has this dream and he’s shown heaven. Actually, it’s heaven on earth. It’s a really beautiful place and the thing is, it’s never night there. John says it’s because the light comes from God, so it’s always day and never night.
We believe that one day we are going see this. But you know what? We can see that now, because God is always with us, even when things are dark. God right now is like our nightlight, and one day God will be like the sun, and there won’t be anything to make us scared.
So, when things are kind of scary, or even if you’re trying to go to sleep in a dark room. Know that God is with us, like a nightlight, telling us not to be afraid because God is right there with us. Let’s pray.
The light is always with us: “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'” John 8:12