Just because I want to do it, doesn’t mean I’m not afraid.
As a child, I remember getting brave when trying a new roller coaster. I wanted to do it, but I’d be scared to death. My dad would often give me an out by reminding me I really didn’t have to ride it. Nevertheless, I wanted to ride it. But it certainly didn’t come without a level of fear.
Roller coasters, however, are safe. What gives us a thrill is perceived danger. It’s carefully crafted to make us afraid while the ride is completely under control.
Life, however, doesn’t promise this. The danger isn’t always merely perceived; it’s real. As Christians, we’re no less afraid (right or wrong), but we have a higher motivation than the thrill of a ride. Lives—eternal lives—are on the line.
We conclude a nine-week journey through Acts 1:6-8. I think this…
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