When Fear Surrounds
Have you ever been to Space Mountain at Disneyland? Basically, it’s a rollercoaster ride in the dark. There are some pinpoints of light (stars), but the whole experience is designed to be disorienting. Up, down, right, left, tummy-turning, yell-inspiring, fear-inducing, exciting. For some people, it can be scary. For other people, it’s just fun. The difference? It has to do with how you face the unknown.
It occurred to me that Space Mountain is a great allegory of our walk with God. Life can be crazy scary at times. We can’t see what’s ahead of us, and our feeling may be one of falling, falling, falling – and we’re afraid that we’re about to crash.
But it doesn’t have to be scary. If we trust the creator of the ride, we know – we KNOW – that we’re going to come out of the ride okay. We’re going to end up safely in a comfortable and familiar place.
Does God have you on a fast ride through dark and scary places? Well, God loves you, you know. He’ll bring you through this.
14 September, 2017