Monday, June 20, 2016


In Genesis 3:9-11, we read: “Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, ‘Where are you?'
So he said, ‘I heard Your voice in the garden and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.’
And He said, ‘Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?’”

Grandfather called his grandson. When four-year-old Jimmy didn’t come running, he began to look for him in ernest. Where could he possibly be?

“Jimmy?” He called as he walked into the guest bedroom. Did the bedskirt move? He got down on his knees, lifted the bedskirt.

“Jimmy, why are you hiding?” Jimmy scooted to the other side of the bed, his blue eyes large and tear-filled, his lips trembling.

“’Cause I’m bad. And. And I’m scared.”

Grandfather positioned himself on his stomach, holding up the bedskirt. With great care, he wiggled under the bed, joining Jimmy. He looked around. “Good hiding place, but kind of dark.” Jimmy nodded.

“Want to tell me why you think you’re bad and scared?”

“’Cause he said so.”

“Who told you that you were bad?” Grandfather touched Jimmy’s hand. “It’s okay, son. Tell me.” Jimmy told him about the neighbor that had accused him of destroying his flowers. “Did you?”

Jimmy shook his head. "I didn’t, Grandfather.” Tears streaked his cheeks. Grandfather nodded, hugged him tight and prayed with him.

Many times in life I’m accused. Most times, I’m guilty, sometimes not. But the enemy, or the accuser of the brethren, delights in causing pain in my life by distorting the way the Lord sees me. He wants me to believe I’m unredeemable. Worthless. Hopeless. But the Lord Jesus came to break the cycle. He wants me to come out of the shadows. To know that He loves me and will never leave me.

Kingdom Thinking. The Lord Jesus wants you to know that He loves you with an everlasting love and He has promised never to leave nor forsake you. He gives us that promise in His word. Won’t you come to Him?