Jesus is bigger than all our problems and we can call on Him when we need help.
Psalm 95:2 and Jeremiah 32:27.
A Land of Ice!
Rainey was an Eskimo girl who lived in a far northern land that was full of ice
and snow. She lived with her family in an igloo. This was a round
house made of ice. It looked like an upside down half of an orange and
instead of a door had a tunnel through which you had to crawl to enter the
house. Although it was made of ice, it was warm inside and the family
was very comfortable.
Everybody had to help and their job was to hunt and catch their food as nothing
would grow in the ice and snow. Rainey's work was to paddle their canoe
and to hunt with her family for seals. They also fished from the sides
of ice-flows and icebergs.
The Huge Bear!
One day she was fishing all alone on a large ice-flow. It was a large flat
sheet of ice and she was sitting on one edge when she suddenly felt the ice
tip. She jumped up in alarm and gasped in terror when a huge polar bear
climbed onto the ice-flow behind her!
She knew that polar bears were very dangerous and was horrified when the beast
growled at her and began to stalk towards her. What should she do?
She had no where to run to. The ice-flow was too small and she was
terrified as the bear came nearer and nearer!
I Need Help!
Some months ago Rainey had listened to a missionary who came to her village.
What had the man told them? Oh yes! She remembered he said
that Jesus was bigger than all our problems and that we could call on Him
when we needed help.
Well, she needed help and she needed it right now! "I don't want to be a
meal," she gasped, "Can the Jesus that man spoke about really help me?"
She looked up into the sky and whispered, "Jesus, I've got a big problem.
That bear's going to eat me and I really need your help!"
The bear kept coming closer and closer. Rainey smelt a horrible rotten
smell and looked right into a mouth filled with huge teeth! She
screamed, "Jesus help me!" as the bear let out a huge roar and lunged at her.
There was no hope, she was dead and closed her eyes tightly.
All of a sudden there was a loud crack. The ice-flow split right down the
middle and the bear slid down into the sea! Rainey fell on her knees
when she saw that she was safe on the remaining half of the ice-flow.
A sudden gust of wind caused it to drift away from the bear and the
frustrated animal roared again and angrily climbed onto a nearby iceberg.
Rainey was safe and suddenly realised that Jesus must love her! There
was great joy when she got home safely and told her family and friends that
what the missionary had said was really true, and how Jesus had saved her
from a hungry polar bear.
Jesus Loves Me!
Rainey learnt that in Jeremiah 32:27, God really means it when He said:
"I am the Lord ... Is anything too hard for Me?"
Yes, and we know that Jesus loves us too. Nothing is too hard for Him.
He is bigger than all our problems and we can call on Him when we
need help! Lets agree with Psalm 95:2 where David exclaimed:
"For the Lord is a great God."
Is your God big enough? And can He do anything? I know He is and
I hope you do too!