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In His Arms I'm Not Afraid

Last night around midnight my youngest son woke us up in the middle of the night screaming with an ear ache. I honestly believe that my feet hit the floor before I could even realize I was awake (I believe all parents have this sense when something is wrong with their child). As I ran into his room to see what was going on, he was holding his ear and saying, "It hurts....". I picked him up and carried him into our bedroom and laid him down in the bed with myself and my wife while we tried to figure out what was going on. He was crying and sobbing so hard that it really seemed like he was going to make himself sick. My wife spoke softly to him to try and calm him down and all that I knew to do was sit and hold him in my arms and tell him everything was alright.

I've reflected on the situation off and on all day, and thought about different times in my own life, when only the touch of my Mother, or the strong arms of my Dad could calm me down. Tonight, as everyone is winding down, or asleep for the most part, I was thumbing through Gods Word and came back to the scripture in Mark 10:13-16. It reads like this: "And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

"...Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein." Jesus never once in the scriptures asked us to clean ourselves up, or to do this or do that before we come to him and turn our hearts and lives over to him. No, he simply says "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matt 11:28-30). We must all come to Christ, as a humble little child who just realizes that something is wrong and they need some help. Jesus wants us as we are; in all of our fears, all of our pain, sorrows, sicknesses, troubles, trails, and broken hearts. God's word says he "The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit." (Psalm 34:18)

I can testify to you tonight to anyone who may read this, cry out to Jesus in the middle of whatever is going on in your life, and let him just hold you in His arms. Trust in Him and put your life in His hands. Remember what verse 16 says in Mark 10? He took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them and blessed them. The best place we can be is in the arms of Jesus, with his hand upon us.

"In HIS arms I'm not Afraid"

When I close my eyes in death,
Fold my hands across my chest.
Sing for me a pretty song
While I take my journey home.

Not afraid to bid this world good-bye.
Not afraid to close my eyes and die.
For His courage I have prayed.
In His arms I'm not afraid.

When I cross that silent sea
And those home lights beckon me.
I'll feel no pain, I'll fear no harm.
Safe, secure in Jesus' arms.

Not afraid to bid this world good-bye.
Not afraid to close my eyes and die.
For His courage I have prayed.
In His arms I'm not afraid.

  • Marcus

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