Bible Reading: Psalm 91
There is an oriental legend of a traveler making his way to a large city. One night he meets two other travelers along the way. They introduce themselves to him as â€œPlagueâ€ and â€œFear.â€ Furthermore, they explain that they are traveling to the city in order to claim the lives of 10,000 people. The traveler asks Plague if he does all of the killing. â€œOh, no,â€ Plague replies, â€œI only kill a few. Fear kills all of the rest.â€
It is said that a German physician used to speak of this Psalm as the best prescription in times of plague and pestilence. Its heavenly medicine inoculates us from fear and fearâ€™s manifold maladies. A spoonful of this precious passagesâ€™ promises of Godâ€™s presence and protection produces an inexplicable internal tranquility, even in the midst of the most threatening external calamities.
It was the Apostle Paul who asked the question: â€œIf God be for us, who [or what] can be against us?â€ Truly, there is nothing to fear if we are Godâ€™s children and He is our Heavenly Father. We can boldly declare with King David, â€œThe Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?â€
â€œFear knocked at the door. Faith answered. And lo, fear found no one at home.â€ (Anonymous)