X is for…

Xylophone, xenon, x-rays and X marks the spot.

Extra examples need an extra letter.

Xenophobia is the fear of strangers: the fear of the unknown.

Fear can be an uneasy feeling.  It can be terror and trembling.  It can be a panic attack.

Wariness is being aware of danger.  We tell our children not to speak to strangers with good reason; they may not have the discernment to recognise threats to their safety.

Awe is the sort of fear God inspires.  The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.  Proverbs 1:7

What does the Bible tell us about strangers?

The people of Israel were strangers in a foreign land.

Offer hospitality to strangers for by doing so some have entertained angels unawares.  Hebrews 13:2

And what does it say about fear?

Perfect love casts out fear. 1 John 4:18-21

The peace of God passes all understanding.  Philippians 4:7

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5 thoughts on “X is for…

  1. Fear is a tricky one. It’s a survival instinct and we depend on fear to keep alive. But fear can also keep us from living fully. It’s fascinating to learn how cliff divers and athletes overcome their fears. Kind of like jumping on a horse after getting thrown off, but have to do it soon enough before the fear takes over. Popping over from A to Z. Maui Jungalow

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  3. HaHaHa, Sue, you seem to have completely forgotten to write about and pay your homage to the X-chromosome, which biologically and genetically defines your womanhood and femininity!

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