Saturday, January 09, 2016


I fear we are afraid of all the wrong things.

We fear those in power.

We fear those who want to be in power.

We fear guns.

We fear those who have guns.

We fear those who want to take guns away.

We fear Muslims.

Many fear Christians.

We fear conservatives, liberals, the media, big business.

We are afraid of what might happen to the economy.

We fear our boss, 
the guy in the car next to us, 
an angry look in a store.

Fear is addicting and has become the drug of choice 
in our country today.

Fear is the dominant emotion of our day.

But, sadly, we don't fear the one thing we should.

It's fear of this one thing that would calm all our other fears.

If only we feared the right things....
....if only we realized 
there is only one thing to fear,
only one thing that really matters.

Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the people of the world revere him (Psalm 33:8). 

“Should you not fear me?" declares the Lord. "Should you not tremble in my presence?" (Jeremiah 5:22). 

If only we feared God.

All our other fears would evaporate 
in the shadows of the God who loves us.

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