A Pastor asked a little boy if he said his prayers every night, “Yes sir,” the boy replied. “And do you say them in the mornings too?” the pastor asked. “No sir,” the boy replied. “I ain’t scared in the daytime.” By: Tal D. Bonham.
Being frightened is part and parcel of the human experience. Evolutionists would claim, being frightened is simply experiencing primordial programming linked to our ancestry of apes in fight or flight mode. Being afraid is our natural way of self-protection. It has nothing to do with God or any other physical qualities other than what evolution has given us.
But fear comes in many shades of color; there is fear of death or being injured. There is fear of a more subtle kind like; riding a rollercoaster, or getting close to a wild animal in a zoo. There is the fear a young man experiences when he is asking a young woman out for the fist time. There is fear of pain, the fear of joy, and the fear of love and the fear of hurt, both mind and body.
We fear because we don’t understand, what we fear is usually something new, never experienced before. Fear is part of darkness, someplace we can’t see or grasp. Fear stops us from moving forward because darkness hides the path forward. Darkness embodies the unknown and humans call out to God from the blackness praying for deliverance.
Light takes the fear away, gives understanding and truth showing the clear path ahead. Light brings knowledge of God and His ways and a close security of well-being. Perhaps the joke is so far from the truth, but a subtle way of saying. Like a child, I’m comforted by the light, because I see God next to me, and He’s a whisper away.