He Comes Running
Wisdom's Corner
He Comes Running

Little children can be easily scared. Sometimes the dangers are real but sometimes they are not. It is just that as children grow they learn what to be scared of and what not to be scared of. Even if the danger is not really a danger, the child can be very scared until he learns differently.

I know some children will be scared of a friendly dog. If the dog just wants to be petted and comes up to the child the child may start running and crying for his mother or father. The parent knows it is not a real danger but comes running anyway to comfort the child. Then the parent teaches the child not to be afraid.

But the danger may very well be real and the parent not only comforts the child but gets rid of the danger or gets the child away from the danger. Either way, the parent remembers what it was like to be a child and sympathizes with the child.

In Hebrews 2:18, we read, "For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted." Jesus lived on earth as a man so that He could know exactly what we are going through in our spiritual and physical lives.

The word 'succour' was used in the first century to describe the mother who came running to comfort her crying baby or child. Jesus has the same tender care for us as that mother does for her crying baby. He wants to care for us when we have troubles and fears.

For the grown-up who is a Christian, many times the fear can be that he is being tempted by Satan to sin. At that time, the Christian can ask God for help and strength. And God will come running like the mother running to her crying baby.

Make sure that you always stay close to God. Keep reading your Bible so that you can learn which spiritual fears are real and which are not. Let God through His word teach you about which things you should fear.

Until next time, keep studying and getting God's wisdom. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 1999

Published by The Old Paths Bible School