Afraid Of The Dark . . .
Little Hedy was afraid of the dark. One night her mother told
her to go out to the back porch and bring her the broom.
Little Hedy turned to her mother and said;
Mama, I don’t want to go out there. It’s dark.
The mother smiled reassuringly at her daughter. You don’t have
to be afraid of the dark, she explained. Jesus is out there.
He’ll look after you and protect you.
Little Hedy looked at her mother real hard and asked;
Are you sure he’s out there?
Yes, I’m sure. He is everywhere, and he is always ready
to help you when you need him, mother said.
Little Hedy thought about that for a minute and then went to the back
door and cracked it a little. Peering out into the darkness, she called;
If you’re out there, would you please hand me the broom?