Little John Mark

Little John Mark ,

Was scared of the dark,

And every night,

He’d need a light,

Sitting by his bed.

“Mommy, Mommy,”

He would call.

I heard a noise,

In the hall,

And saw a shadow,

On the wall.

Can I please sleep in your bed?

“Mommy, Mommy,”

I saw something scary.

It was a monster,

Who was very hairy.

Or it could’ve been,

A mean tooth fairy.

Can you please stay with me?

Little John Mark,

Dreaded the night,

And was never all right,

Without his light.

“Mommy, Mommy,”

He would say,

I’m real scared,

Can you stay?

Please check my closet for monsters.

Little John Mark,

Was full of fear,

Until someone told him,

Jesus was near.

“He’ll never leave you,

He’ll never go away.

You can trust Him by night,

You can trust Him by day.”

Now if you see,

Little John Mark,

You’ll find a boy,

Whose no longer scared of the dark.

And if he get frightened,

And fears a monster he’ll see,

You’ll hear him say,

“When I am afraid, I will trust in Thee.”

Psalm 56:3


God doesn’t want us to live in fear. He wants us to have peace, and not just any peace, but the peace that comes from knowing God and trusting Him. So the next time you’re afraid, remember what the Bible says in Psalm 56:3: “When I am afraid I will put my trust in You.” Or, if you want to make it rhyme, you can say, “When I am afraid, I will trust in Thee—Psalm 56:3.” “Thee” is an old-time way of saying “You.” Let’s practice once: “When I am afraid, I will trust in Thee—Psalm 56:3.”