"It is not before us, but before the cross that the world trembles." ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
What makes you tremble? Today, we live in a Land of fear, but you know that livin' with unhealthy fears isn't a solution for anyone. Living without reverential respect for the One who really deserves reverential respect and worship isn't good either.
What do you do with your fears ..like say of dying.. with your guilt, with your problems, with your resentments, with your hurts, with your hallow emptiness inside, with your problems, and with your loneliness? Many people I meet in Dallas experience fears regarding #Ebola, #Isis, what the Gov will do that it shouldn't, what it won't do that it should etc.. and I feel for em. But I ask: Who do you revere and where do you take your fears?
Never fear taking your fears, or regrets, or problems, or worries to the cross--to Christ directly. He can forgive, He can comfort, He can strengthen and protect you. I like how Mr Luke (23:42-43) described Jesus' verbal assurance to the fearful thief on the cross.. that he would be saved. The man was at the point where he desperately needed such assurance. "And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into Thy Kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, today shalt thou be with Me in paradise." Cuz of this Cross any of us can be—that's what we proclaim.
Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob. 114/7ps
The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, but the righteous are bold as a lion. 28/1pro