Recently my great Youth Group kids joined up with some other great Youth Group kids to try out a local high ropes course. Air stairs, tightropes, trees to scale, a zip line...lots of fun to be had.
The high ropes course that we were at is a part of a Christian camp. Our facilitator was informative, good with the kids, had a sense of humor, and was able to work in a few messages about faith.
Wow. What a message. Can you hear the truth in there that has nothing to do with dangling 30 feet above the ground? As Christians, we are not called to live a life of fear. Our God says to us, "See that great big world? It is full of twists and turns and changes and challenges. I know that there will be times when you look at it and you will be tempted to fear. Remember, it is big, but I am bigger. That fear is FAKE. You are safe. My Word, My Church, My Sacraments, My people will keep you safe. I will never leave you or forsake you. Do not fear. Choose instead to love."
Reminds me of this song:
"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear..." ~1 John 4:18