Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fear

My worst fear - the death of a child - became a reality for a fellow homeschooling mom yesterday. Her only child was taken from her in a tragic car accident. I met D through the Sonlight forums, and through her posts about her son, I learned that he was an Eagle Scout, a member of the drama club at a local school, and a Christian. This last information about him gives me hope in the midst of what is a senseless tragedy.

This young man was able to have "boldness in the day of judgment" (1John 4:17). The saved know that their sins have been paid for by the blood of Jesus Christ, so there is no judgment for them. I pray that all of you have this boldness and have no fear in your own death and where you will spend eternity.

1John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

When we fear, it shows that we are not trusting the Lord. Even in situations which seem to be beyond our understanding, the Lord asks us to trust Him. My prayer for my friend is that the Lord will give her and her husband the peace that passes all understanding and will bring His comfort to their hearts, which are surely breaking right now. I ask all of you to please remember her today in your thoughts and prayers.


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