Friday, January 18, 2008

We all have our fears

I've noticed something the last few times I've given Benjamin his bath.

When it's time to get out, I usually open up the drain first, then get him out to dry off while the water is draining out of the tub. I've noticed, when the water starts draining out, that Benjamin quickly pulls his toys out of the water and sets them up around the tub, safely on "dry land", then hurriedly stands up to get out of the tub, all the while casting glances back at the drain. He's never actually said this, but it appears to me that he might be thinking he and his toys will go right down that drain with the water if they are unfortunate enough to be left in the tub till the bitter end. (How noble to ensure the toys' safety before bailing out himself!)

Of course, Benjamin is only three, and at that age, he can imagine many things to be afraid of that can't really happen. (If you saw Kristi's post about Benjamin's infatuation with the vacuum, this has been a slow progression from total fear to fond fascination.)

Imagining things to be afraid of? To worry about? Things that can't happen? Surely we don't do that!

A few things that can't happen to the Christian:

*Being forgotten by God.

*Being alone in this world.

*Being confronted with temptation too powerful to resist.

*Having our place in Christ's body taken away from us against our will.

Please share anything else you can add to this list.

"God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." -- II Timothy 1:7


Kristi said...

You summed the fears up pretty well, dear husband! llly

Gorgeous Smiles said...

It is so good to know that I am not forgotten or alone. This is one of the main reasons to put on the whole armor of God, so that I may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.