Have you ever been really, really scared? [Wait for answers]
I remember the first time I went camping where I was in a tent all by myself. I was a bit scared at the time. I got over it and I found that there really wasn't that much to be scared about, but there are still some things that scare me.
Jesus was talking in our Gospel story for today about some really scary times when a lot of bad things would happen. He said that we shouldn't be afraid of these things though, because God will be with us even when a lot of bad things are happening. It's hard to remember that, but the next time you're in a situation that's really scary, remember that God is right there will you.
Let's pray about that.
God, we thank you that you are always with us, even when really bad things happen. Help us to remember that you're right there and can help us through scary times.
We pray in Jesus' name. Amen.