Do you like to be scared?

Published on March 22nd, 2017

Some people really like scary movies.  Some people just like the thrills of being scared. Or so they say.  Actually it is hard to believe anyone really enjoys being really scared!  Sitting in a movie with a box of popcorn and a soft drink for a scary movie does not seem scary to me.  I don’t go to horror films – not because they would scare me, but because they simply don’t seem real to me and I might fear the person behind me will be so scared that he might spill his coke down my back.

People that are truly scared do not enjoy it or find it entertaining.  If you are waiting for the “word” from the doctor, skidding on the road, falling from a height, losing a friend or facing a fierce foe you are not having fun!  The words of David in Psalm 27 have always been  comfort: “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”  The uncertainties of life and dangers of the world were all around David, but the “LIGHT”, “SALVATION” and STRONGHOLD” of his life was the Lord!  He is our stronghold too!  When it comes right down to it – and it will – you need not fear!

Yet we do fear.  It is all too natural and all too real.  Jesus often calmed people with the reminder that they need not fear, “Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. Mat_10:31  He has driven out fear!  Even if you like a good horror flick, you know it is fake.  May you also know that you need not be scared today or ever.