Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Halloween is right around the corner, and the monsters are beginning their preparations to be frightening. The darkness is painting the evenings blacker and blacker each night (in this part of the world at least), and people are practicing their screams. Well, at least I am, but I always do that and not just because Halloween is coming up. You never know when a well practiced scream could come in handy or mouthy. Ha ha, get it? Screams come from mouths and not hands? Oh never mind.

So yeah. The dark is a formidable foe. The dark is so terrible that I have to use a light to see. Most people sleep at night. Ever wonder why? It is because the darkness dictates that they do, and the people that do not sleep at night are usually so tired from fighting the dark fairies of sleep that they go straight to sleep in the light.

All of that is true with a little elaboration for effect, but did you notice that the dark runs away from the light? It comes back when the light fades, but when the light starts to shine again, the dark never stays around to find out what happens! The dark would seem to be the one that is scared and cowardly, so why should we be scared?

You might say it is the monsters who hang around in the dark that is what gives the dark a bad name, but why not take something with you that even monsters would be scared to face? Whether the monster is purely in your mind or takes a physical form, God has created all things and is complete control. Let God be your refuge and fear no more.

It is the monsters that should be afraid. Consider Hebrews 10:31: "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." Praise be to God that we need not be afraid for those that submit to Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

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