Monday, December 12, 2011

No Fear

Matthew 8:26 And Jesus answered, ‘Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!’ (NLT)

Nobody likes to be called “scaredy cat,” but most kids are. Because they won’t ask a girl out, go to a haunted house, ride a roller coaster, walk in a dark room, or steal from a store. Fears can follow into adulthood. Fear of beginning new ventures because we might fail. Then others will laugh and ridicule because we have. Fear we’ll never find the right partner or have children. Or that we won’t attain satisfactory employment. Jesus’ disciples were afraid because they were in a fierce storm. When they petitioned Jesus for help, he asked why they were frightened. Their fears were unreasonable because God’s Son was on board. In life, Jesus is still on board through his Spirit and there is no reason to fear. Food, shelter, clothing? No problem. He promises to give them. Trials, disease, emotional meltdowns, disappointments? He promises to take all things and weave good from them.

Why are you afraid?