They took a digital camera with them and snapped photos of each other, of themselves together, and of me down below on the ground. When they returned to the ground, we viewed the photos. They said I looked like a little bug when they were up so high and I told them they looked like bugs on the tower too! We were amazed that they could hear me talking to them…and I could hear their conversation as well. We talked again about how easily someone could get lost in all those trees.
Later, I was looking at the photos after I downloaded them on my computer. I enjoyed the memories that we made and thought again about how awful it would be to be lost in the forest. I thought again about how small the kids looked to me and me to them --- like little bugs.
As I thanked God for the beautiful day together with the grandkids, HE reminded me of my concern that the children would not be “lost” in the woods. GOD reminded me that we are LOST, without HIM. HE
reminded me of the moments that the kids were climbing the fire tower and we looked like bugs to each other, but I could hear their conversations and they could hear me. GOD reminded me that although we all may feel very small in this big world - HE can hear our conversations. GOD hears all we say, but HE particularly LOVES when we talk to HIM. GOD reminded me of how important it is for me to continually caution my grandchildren – AND YOU – about being LOST! HE reminded me of a very special scripture about children. “Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should
perish" Matthew 18:14.
GOD wants no one to be lost. That’s why HE sent Jesus to be our Savior! That’s why anyone that knows the way to heaven must tell children and adults….so no one will be lost!
The kids were high up on the fire tower – I could see a beautiful blue sky above them that went forever….no ending to it! That’s the way it is with GOD’s love and protection. It goes on forever with no ending. HIS Word says,
“The LORD [is] high above all nations [and] his glory above the
heavens” Psalm 113:4.
Please remember: although you may feel small, GOD sees you. Like the forests with so many trees, this world is dark and we can be so easily lost. GOD does not want you or anyone to be “lost.”
HE is the LIGHT in this dark world. GOD’s Word has all the directions to keep us from being lost—words to show us the only way HOME—the way to Heaven.
No matter how small you may feel, GOD hears everything you say, and waits to hear you talk to HIM.
Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that each child (and adult) here today talks to YOU. Thank You for the Bible that will guide us through this dark earth and keep us from being lost. Thank YOU that Your Word tells us the way HOME to Heaven. Thank YOU for our Savior, Jesus,
who came to earth so that no one has to ever be lost. In Jesus Name, AMEN!
Copyright 2011 Emmalea Butler
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