Hiding in Fear from God

A true story about a young boy who at a Christmas play, jumped down and was hiding in fear from God underneath the Church Pew. 

Hiding in Fear from God

A cherished Christmas memory is the year we attended a Christmas play at the Methodist church in town. My son, Nathan, was around six years old. His grandparents and I took him to see a performance on the birth of Jesus.

The best part came when we heard the voice of God come over the loudspeakers.

Nathan knew about God, since he attended the Salvation Army Church in Berkeley, California with us, and listened to bedtime stories from a Children’s Bible.

The moment he heard the voice of God come over the loudspeaker he became extremely fearful. He quickly jumped down off the Church pew and hid underneath it in fear from God.

The three of us began laughing amongst ourselves. Nathan’s grandfather bent over to ask him why he was hiding under there.

His response was priceless!

Nathan said,

“It’s God!”

“It’s God!”

He didn’t think it was amusing at all.

He was fearful that God was coming to get him. There was no way he was coming out from underneath that Church pew. That voice had put the fear of God in him.

We explained to him that it was a person pretending to be God over the loudspeaker and encouraged him not to be afraid. We told him that God loved him and it was alright to come out.

It took a few minutes of convincing before he decided to come out from hiding. He sat back on the Church pew; however, he was restless for the rest of the play.

I find it astounding that a small child’s reaction to the presence of God is to hide in fear underneath a Church Pew.

Are You Hiding in Fear from God?

I encourage you; do not continue to live in fear of something or someone. Living in fear keeps you trapped and down in a downtrodden state of living.

Know that God loves you!

God has an abundance of grace and everlasting love to share with you.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16-17 KJV

God wants to rescue you from living in the darkness.

I encourage you; do not continue hiding in fear from God.

Come out from underneath the pew today!

Come to the Lord Jesus Christ and accept him by faith. In the Lord Jesus Christ, you will find everything you need in life. Jesus said I am the way, the truth, and the life.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14-6 KJV

On Christmas day, you could open a million presents. You could receive expensive diamonds and gold, luxury cars and the best this world has to offer.

None of them can compare to the gift God has given to humanity.

The Lord Jesus Christ is the best gift anyone can receive at any time of the year. However, you must claim this gift by placing your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray the Lord will bless everyone with an abundance of life.

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Hiding in Fear from God

by L.M. Carleton read time: 2 min