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Scared but Willing
• READ: MATTHEW 28:18-20; LUKE 12:11-12; 1 PETER 3:15-22
Recently, I volunteered to help teach at my church’s weeklong Vacation Bible School (VBS). I was super excited to have an opportunity to tell kids about Jesus, but I was also terrified I’d say the wrong thing.
So I prayed as I practiced my lessons every day before I taught.
Even though I was scared, God was at work. I enjoyed teaching the kids and, most importantly, they seemed to be learning more about Jesus.
By the last night, I was sad to see the week end, but I was glad I had persevered and listened to God’s truth instead of my fears.
While I didn’t get to see anyone profess faith in Jesus Christ during the week, I did get to glimpse a little girl’s awe as she heard for the first time how God made the whole world. I also got to witness a fifth grader’s face as she realized how much pain Jesus went through on the cross.
God used VBS to show me that sharing the gospel whenever you have the opportunity is worth it, even if it’s scary. You never know how He will use you to share the good news that Jesus offers rescue from sin to all those who put their trust in Him. • Rachel Nissing
• What fears hold you back from sharing the gospel?
• Reread today’s Scripture passages. What are some promises from Scripture and truths about Jesus that you can remember when you’re afraid?
• How is God calling you to share the gospel today?
Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 2 Timothy 4:2 (NKJV)
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• READ: ROMANS 8:28-39
"Bye!” I called. Then, as my parents walked down the hall to leave, I ducked into the college dorm room where I would live for the next five days.
At the end of seventh grade, I tried out for drum major of my middle school marching band. After our band director chose me for that position, I received a brochure in the mail. It advertised a weeklong summer band camp at a nearby university.
I begged my parents for permission to attend. They agreed. Even though I would be the only student from my school at this camp, I didn’t feel nervous about being on my own. I knew I could count on having a roommate.
But when I arrived, I discovered the roommate assigned to me hadn’t shown up.
"I’ll be alone all week!" I thought.
As I sat in the bare-walled room, I wondered, "If the Lord made me brave enough to come to this camp by myself, would He really abandon me to get through it all alone?"
Later, I walked to the dorm lobby, hoping to find another girl who needed a friend.
Then, I spotted somebody I knew—the drum major for the high school in my town. Laurie had coached me for my tryouts earlier that spring. She introduced me to some girls with her, and they became my band camp friends. I never ate one meal alone that week.
God provided for me that summer. I learned that, if He loved me enough to allow His own Son to die and rise again so I might have life, I could trust Him to always meet my needs.
And if I hadn’t found those girls in the lobby that day? God would still have been with me. Because of Jesus, I am never alone (Matthew 28:20; John 14:16-17). • Allison Wilson Lee
• Name a time when you felt alone. How did God provide for you? Did He bring you a friend—or did you simply rest in His presence?
• Reread today’s Bible passages. How does remembering the Father permitted His Son to die in our place help us trust that He’ll meet all our needs?
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 (NKJV)