Friday, March 21, 2008

I had an interesting discussion today on fear. A misunderstood emotion that often renders a person unable to function normally as they take fear to mean danger is looming and they can't cope with that. But fear is not only a defense mechicanism, it is a common sense tool also. Common sense tells you to fear a hot stove or a mad woman.

But why does someone fear something so great that they wouldn't leave their bathroom or their porch for years? We hear these stories and think that it is funny that they had to pry a woman from her toilet seat but in reality this poor woman freaked out and wouldn't leave the bathroom. Did she have bad bladder problems or was it that a blood vessel broke in her brain and left her unable to cope with life and eventually death.

There is really only one fear that should overcome us and that is fear of the Lord God Almighty. Not fear because He can strike us dead at any moment, but reverence for the one that gave us Grace, Hope and Peace. We deserve for Him to strike us down, but He chose to let us live. This weekend we will celebrate His decision to come die for us that we may live. He is an amazing God, and we need to be forever grateful for His sacrifice. May He enter your heart today and bless you in all that you do. Thank you Jesus for defeating death, come quickly.

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