Thanks everyone for your patience! Mommy & Me Mondays are back and I’m so excited! If you’re new to the site, Mommy & Me Mondays are a chance to pull up a chair and a box of crayons (or fancy markers) with a little one in your life and talk about Jesus as you color together.
*Note: to print out the coloring sheets, click on the thumbnail of one you’d like to print, then click a second time or click the “See full size image” link (depending on your browser) to see the full size image. Print from the full size image. 🙂
This week I have been reflecting on Psalm 23:4.
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me.”
What are some things that make you afraid? What do you think might happen?
For me, I feel afraid that bad things will happen to my kids or my family. I want to be able to protect them always, like a superhero. One time I had a bad dream about that, and I woke up and had to talk to God about all of my fears so I could fall back to sleep. And in that dark night so full of my fears, I felt like He was so close to me. And He seemed to say to my heart, to reassure me, that He is close to me and to them at every moment. “When you walk through the fire, I will be there.” (see Is 43:2). And I was so deeply comforted. Because God promised us that we would never be alone! Not ever. Even when bad things happen, He comforts us. And we will be His, with Him in peace and glory, forever.
The Good Shepherd walks with His sheep through hard and dark, scary places and leads them into safe, peaceful places. When things get scary, hold on tight to Him – tell Him your fears and choose to trust Him to keep His promise. “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”