Today’s Daily prompt is
Do you like being scared by books, films, and surprises? Describe the sensation of being scared, and why you love it — or don’t.
Photographers, artists, poets: show us FRIGHTENING.
Are people with vivid imaginations more easily frightened than others?
I can remember many nightmares I have woken from. For me horror films and any books dealing with horror are to be avoided. Thrillers are as much as I can stand. My first encounters with science fiction fascinated and terrified me. Maybe I was too young.
Perhaps that is the reason that as a teenager one of my favourite verses from the Bible was “Perfect love casts out fear.” 1 John 4:18
Fear can be a cause of inaction or a reason people do not live their lives to the fullest.
The Bible is a collection of sixty six books. There is history – some of it very bloodthirsty – poetry, prophecy good news and letters of encouragement and explanation.
Fear is mentioned early in the history section. Adam and Eve were afraid. Genesis 3
God told Joshua repeatedly, “Fear not and be of good courage.” Joshua 1:6
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. Proverbs 1:7
Here fear is awe rather than fright. God is holy and powerful, but he made us and loves us.
It is his perfect love which is able to cast out our fear and enable us to live the lives He intended us to live. Without having experienced fear, would we appreciate the love God offers?