Safe in God

Have you ever been in a real knight's castle? Lookout towers, small windows, thick walls, and sometimes a moat and drawbridge make it very strong. In the Middle Ages, in England, France, and Germany, the castle was a safe place to go when enemies attacked.

The villagers ran into the castle as fast as they could. When they were all inside, someone pulled up the drawbridge. Then everyone inside was safe. In a way, God's love is like a castle. The Bible says that God is our refuge — our safe place. It says, "The name of Lord is a strong castle: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe" (Prov. 18:10)*. When something happens that makes you sad or worried, you can go to God and be safe. Sad thoughts are like enemy arrows. But they can't hurt you if you take your thoughts into God's safe "castle." You do this when you remember you are God's child. God loves you and takes care of you. He would never make you sad or sick. He gives you only good things. And He protects the good He gives you.

Vincent loves to go into God's castle — the castle of God's love. One time he did this when he had an earache. His best friend Malte tried to comfort him, but it didn't help. Vincent did not want to play anymore, so Malte went home.

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