Today I read a blog post that someone had posted on Facebook. My eyes filled with tears as I read Rachel Pieh Jones’ story posted here in Christianity Today. She talked about her fears in regards to her children and herself as they live in Africa. I found myself understanding her fear even though we live in different places. She then says this.
I would rather go with this Jesus into my fear than be left behind, safe and on my own. And right there, I see all the motivation I need to cling to him: Safe is an illusion, and my lust for it can do nothing to guarantee it. When the disease comes, when the plane crashes, when bombs burst, when loved ones grow old, right there in the middle of brokenness, fear, and the utter destruction of any illusion of safety, I need Jesus. This need doesn’t cancel out my fears. It teaches me trust. And the way God teaches me trust comes in unexpected ways.
To this quote, I say AMEN! No matter where you live or your circumstances maybe you can relate too.