Danger is all around us; yet, we have no fear because He is with us. Being free from fear does not mean we will be free from danger, but it does mean that He will be with us as we walk through a trial and as we pass through a valley. With the word danger came the memory of the recent school shooting, so I wrote a little poem to process it.
They did not know as they went to class
That this day would be their last;
For a gunman with ill intent
Had set his sights upon them without a hint.
Angry, insolent and proud
He walked under blue skies without a cloud;
Giddy kids with award services complete
Knew school was about to be obsolete.
For summer called from outdoor
Come run and play some more;
But their voices were silenced by a chum
Who had ill intent with a gun.
Now guns themselves can do no harm
They kill food for us to eat or dry in our barn;
Mental illness is dangerous and real
For it helps men to be mean and to kill.
Innocent children in the world today
Who are ready to run and to play;
But instead they are heaven bound
All without a single sound.
For their sweet lips will speak no more
And they will never do another chore;
For mental illness made it dangerous to be a child
Now let us help those left behind to not be wild.
Give a hug, say a prayer
Bring a meal and pull up a chair;
Conversations deep or small
Let us love one and all.
The Lord speaks about us being as sheep in the midst of wolves (Matthew 10:16) which implies danger. In Psalms 91, we hear, “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust!’”
Some people think if we trust in God then we will be immune to trials, but in reality, it means He will be with us in every trial and through every storm. Because of His Presence, we can live free from fear. We do not fear when danger comes, for He is our refuge, and He is our Hope.
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Every Friday, I join an online Christian writing community, Five Minute Friday. We are given a one-word prompt and write – unscripted, unedited, pure free-write – for 5 minutes. The prompt this week is danger.