Five Minute Friday ~ Afraid…
“Don’t be afraid… I am here!” ~ Mark 6:50
Here’s what we do on Fridays:
- After receiving Lisa-Jo’s prompt, we write for 5 minutes flat ~ no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
- Then, we link back here, inviting others to join in.
- Finally, and there are absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community.
As a child, I was afraid of the dark, always wondering what lurked in the black space before me.
“Please leave the bathroom light on, mommy!”, I would cry, believing the light would erase the fear.
Light did dispel fear, bringing comfort to my anxious heart. No longer did I assume the worst or expect the tragic. The light allowed me to see, really see instead of speculate and wonder.
Fear, being afraid of the dark, carried well into adulthood. The darkness took a different form, a sculpted form.
This dark character, this evil one, made darkness a field trip into my soul.
No longer was I afraid of the blackness of night, I was afraid because of the blackness of my heart.
He enjoyed toying with me, exacerbating fears, causing me to be afraid.
He found pleasure in seeing me struggle, pupils dilated, arms waving in front of me as I tried to navigate the darkness on my own.
Finally, FINALLY, I called out.
I didn’t call for my mom, I called for a Savior.
The LIGHT banished darkness.
With words of comfort, He spoke into my spirit, “Don’t be afraid… I am here!”
…at Canyon Creek Baptist Church, Richardson, TX
dotMOM is coming to Dallas in 2013…
Linking with Lisa Jo…
Image courtesy of Pinterest