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Re: in fear shadows721

Posted by simus on June 5, 2004, at 1:40:57

In reply to in fear, posted by shadows721 on June 3, 2004, at 1:40:32

> It is something to see when we view the stars. It's sorta scary to me actually. It really reduces my significance in the big scheme of things. I am only but less than a dot in the universe. By the time, the light of this planet reaches another, my life would have been over already.

Yes it is truly something to marvel at. And to think that people throughout history have gazed at the stars in wonder too...

Psalm 8:3-4 "When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?"

Psalm 147:4-5 "He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name. Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite."

> I have a lot of fears from my Ptsd. One of them is death. My life is so darn temporary and death seems forever. This life is put a blink and death seem eternal. It's hard to comprehend.

You are very insightful. Our life here on earth is but a whisp of vapor in the vastness of eternity.

Psalm 39:4-5 "LORD, make me to know my end, and what is the measure of my days, that I may know how frail I am. Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths, and my age is as nothing before You; Certainly every man at his best state is but vapor."

But if you are a Christian, there is no need to fear death.

2Tim 1:8-10 "...God, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, 10but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,"

> It's also hard to identify that I would never see a loved one again either. It's all just scary to me, but that's how I live - in fear of everything too.

Someone asked a preacher once if they would recognize their relatives if they saw them in the afterlife. He said, "Would you recognize them if you saw them in Dallas?" Meaning, you are who you are for eternity.

> Some people want to see God. I would think that would be scary too. I would settle for just feeling a presence.

Feeling God's presence is good, but the more you get to know Him, the more you will want to see him. =)

You are a great person, and I pray this was an encouragement to you.


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