Fear Not

Lot’s of times I write a post and then, for some reason never publish it. I am going through some of those old posts now. This should be fun:

At our house, the power frequently goes out.  It’s creepy. The only light in our house comes from candles, a flashlight and our “electronics” phones and i-pads. Fear of the dark is one of our earliest and most basic fears. I remember as a kid having to have a night light on. The darkness hid monsters under the bed and in the closet.

What makes darkness so scary is that it makes so much unknown. Fear is all about the lack of security. If we can’t see we are insecure. It’s what makes the future scary. We can’t see it. It’s unknown. It’s why medical procedures, new experiences, even new people can be fear producers. When we are kids we are fearful because it’s a big unknown world out there.

Growing up doesn’t eliminate fear. In fact as we learn more about our world, we discover frightful things we would never think of as kids. There is unemployment, terminal illnesses, terrorists, and the government. Will we every find love, if we find it will they love us forever? Security is an illusive thing and fear seems inevitable.

It’s why the bible tells us 365 times not to fear. Like FDR told a frightened nation in a dangerous time, fear itself is the real enemy. We just need unshakeable security to eliminate fear. That’s not possible in the natural.  That’s only found one place in the relationship we were created for, with our God. “This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.” 1 John 1:5.

In Christ there is no darkness, even when the lights are out, we are secure. We know we are forever loved and forever safe. Got to love the light, the Light of the World. In Him the power is never out.

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