Illustration on Fear: God Never Sleeps
The illustration of the God Never Sleeps provides us a great example of how we should not let fear control our lives. As Christians, we must put our faith into action. If we have faith in God, there is no reason to fear. He is in control. We must have faith as like little children. In Matthew 18:3 Jesus said, "Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven". Just as little children we must act on our faith without hesitation and without fear. Enjoy the sermon illustration of "God Never Sleeps" below.
God Never Sleeps
A mother and her little four-year-old daughter were preparing to retire for the night. The child was afraid of the dark, and the mother, alone with the child, felt fearful also. When the light was out, the child caught a glimpse of the moon outside the window.
"Mother," she asked, "is the moon God's light?"
"Yes," said the mother. "God's light is always shining."
The next question was, "Will God blow out His light and go to sleep?"
And the mother replied, "No, my child. God never goes to sleep."
Then out of a simplicity of a child's faith she said that which gave reassurance to the fearful mother: "Well, so long as God is awake, I am not afraid."
No wonder Jesus said, "Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 18:3) How often we allow fear—of darkness, of failure, of suffering, of death—to rob us of our sleep and of our joy in life! God's light never goes out; He is ever awake to our needs.
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Deuteronomy 31:6, "Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee."