|PHOTO COURTESY OF HUFFINGTON POST|
TODAY THE WORDS are SCAREDY CAT. Since today is Friday 13th and all of the superstitions and fears seem to come out. They have made movies and named it Friday the 13th and made us scream. My message is to say there are a lot more scarier things than Friday the 13th in this world and we should be aware of them too. Are you a scaredy cat? Do you find fear in everything you do? Life is full of natural fears and I do find the younger generation do not know about all of the superstitions some of us grew up with in our childhood. We knew not to walk under a ladder; not to step on a line on the sidewalk; make a cross if a black cat walked in front of you; and we crossed our heart a lot when something happened or we were making a promise. It sounds a little strange now, all grown up but when we were young, it seemed to help; but did it? I remember my Mom being scared of lightning and stormy winds and we should be cautionary during such events, but where and from whom was her fear founded? She lived a long life of 86 years and was never in a tornado or flood and never had damage to her home other than some hail damage one time. She did a lot of worrying when bad weather would come up to never have experienced the actual occurrence. I am not making light of her fear as I know a lot of people who feel the same. I only bring it up for a deeper thought……We sometimes place a lot of emphasis on the fear of events which are never going to happen, but we give very little thought to a real fear which, if you believe in Heaven and Hell, and I do (it is real even if you don’t believe) and Hell is something to really fear. Instead of worrying about things like Friday the 13th, black cats, ladders and cracks in sidewalks, spend some time about what it will take in our lives which will insure we make it to Heaven where there are no cracks, no special dates to fear, and if there are black cats, all they will do is purr. Live life, love life, and live life to the fullest with the knowledge and faith of an Eternal Fear free home. Happy Friday the 13th, 14th, 15th and forever!
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness
(c) copyright 2013 Arline Lott Miller. The material here copyrighted, use only by permission.