In many developing countries, it isn’t uncommon for a child to be kidnapped and sold into the horrors of sexual slavery. So when a little boy from Guatemala was dragged into a van, he knew his fate was in God’s hands.

He began to pray in the back of the dark van that God would free him—that he would not be sexually violated. He remembered the words from his Bible class at school where The Story of Jesus was taught. He had heard that God cares about our troubles. So he asked God give him the strength to escape.

Gathering a plan, he asked his captors to pull over so he could use the bathroom — then he could possibly make a break for it. They agreed to pull over to the side of the road, so the van was now alongside a deep gully. As the boy was standing at the edge of the gully about to relieve himself, the ridge of the gully suddenly gave way, and he tumbled down the embankment.

Sure that God had heard his prayer and was making a way out, he took off running and found his freedom.

Scripture:

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Matthew 10:29-31

Prayer:

God, there is trouble in this world, and I am often kidnapped by my own desperate thoughts. But I’m reminded that you have overcome the world. So when you make a way out for me, I pray for the courage to make a run for it.

The Story of Jesus

We want to share The Story of Jesus with you this Easter.  We can’t easily get a booklet in your hands like the one in the picture, but we can get it onto your phone – in 49 different languages.

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May God use you and bless you this Easter!

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