What Are You Afraid Of

By Teresa Poucher

Lets get things straight, I’m not afraid of the water. I told you we would go in the gulf fishing. The thought of falling out the boat scared the begeeses out of me. Like I said I’m not afraid of the water, I know what is in that water. What can’t bite you in two pieces can sting you. You are a minimum of 10 to 20 miles to land. I might bleed to death or go into shock before getting to a hospital. Seeing the paper at Port Fourchen boat landing didn’t help. Missing man, height 5’8” to 6’2 age 20-40 years of age. I’m not going in that water.


The dark? Well I’m not afraid of that either. After all, I put tape on a standby light. I also turn a clock on it’s face, have my windows blocked out. Then again. We raise quails. We have a fairly closed in area outside for them. I pick up eggs before it gets dark. If they ever get a taste of their own eggs you will never eat pickled quail eggs again. Every once in awhile I forget to get them. Can I tell you I’m scared to go in there. There are rats that weigh almost as much as my quail. Can I tell you possums like quail eggs too. They hiss and show you their teeth. So no I’m not afraid of the dark either, just what’s in it.


Exodus 20:21. And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.


The Israelite had received the Ten Commandments. God had thunder, lightening a sound of a trumpet and smoke coming off the mountain. Vs 19 me paraphrasing it. The people said you go up that smoking mountain with thunder and lightening we don’t want to die. Just tell us what God wants. I find it amazing, Jesus is the Light of the world. Yet Moses drew near unto the thick darkness. Not just dark but the kind of dark you can’t see your hand in front of your face. Maybe he waited for the lightening to flash before he took a step. I really don’t know. I do know, God was in it. That is the most important thing. As long as God is there we will be okay. It doesn’t matter how dark things get. Or the uncertainty of the future, God is the Great I Am. Past, present, future, self sufficient one. Go ahead…Sometimes, God is in the darkness.

Published by Tpouch1

My day starts with a cup of good coffee and a talk with Jesus. I started walking with Jesus when I was eighteen. That was In March 1979. I have fought many battles. No I haven’t won them all, but I have learned how to not only survive but thrive. Let me share with you...

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