FRIDAY THE 13TH?
Do you suffer from Paraskevidekatriaphobia?
You might if you knew what it was – or even if you were able to pronounce it!!!
Here goes —it is a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th!!!
Friday the 13th! “Superstitious nonsense” – I can hear you splutter – That’s as maybe but some people are actually filled with dread when this day jumps out at them from the calendar, to the extent that they refuse to get out of bed for the very real, albeit irrational, fear of something AWFUL happening! So the best way for them to manage the dreaded day is to avoid it!
1 John 4 v 17/18makes the following statements of Truth:
“Fear is crippling”
“There is no room in love for fear”
“Well formed love banishes fear”
“God is love”
When we place our lives in the Hands of God we are not governed by the superstition of our world but by the Truth of The Word of God and therefore are able to live Life in all its Fullness – free from fear and filled with love.
So “This is the day (Friday the 13th) that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it!”
Enjoy the Gift of Today that God has given!