Saturday, October 23, 2021

Petrified Wood

Have you ever had a nightmare that was so terrifying that even when you woke up, you still felt overwhelmed with fear? At that point of time, you were "petrified." When wood is "petrified," it turns to stone. That's what fear can do to us. It can make us like stone. We become scared stiff to a point where we do nothing but sit like a rock on a pew. Yet, the love of God can take our stony hearts and make them tender. The Bible says that perfect love "casts out" fear.(1 John 4:18) So, when the enemy terrorizes you, think of the love of God in Christ. Think of the cross. Think of a fear that came to Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, and how His love for the Father enabled Him to cast out all fear, and drive Him to the cross. Think what Jesus did; then imitate Him. There goes another minute. Gone forever. Go share your faith while you still have time.