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(The following is a poem I wrote while reflecting on Fear and Jesus’ response to the disciples in Mark 4:35-41 when Jesus calmed the storm. It is the final post in the 3 part series. You can find post 1 HERE and post 2 HERE)

Why are you afraid?

Why are you afraid of change?
Do you not know that I, the one who can calm even the sea, will be with you through it all?

Why are you afraid of giving up your privilege and power?
Do you not know that the last will be first and the first will be last?

Why are you afraid of ‘Those people?’ People of Color? Women? LGBTQ people? Muslim people? Atheist people? Immigrant people? Refugee people?
Do you not know that they are your sisters and brothers, my children, whom I love deeply?

Why are you afraid of losing your present life, your possessions, your money, your security, your lifestyle?
Do you not know that in me you will find real life?

Why are you afraid of failure?
Do you not know that I have already forgiven you?

Why are you afraid of death?
Do you not know that I conquered death?

Why are you afraid?

I am with you.

I love you.

You are mine.

Peace. Be. Still. 

©2018 Derek Harkins

 

 

4 comments on “Why are you afraid? – Part 3 of 3 on Fear

  1. This was such a beautifully written, inspiring piece, Derek! ❤
    Thank you for this… I really needed to hear that today
    Looking forward to reading more from you!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! I’m glad that it spoke to you!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Tammy Noteboom says:

    Derek, Can I use the last piece of your poem for a blog post I’m writing for the Ranch’s e-newsletter, about God’s promise to give us strength? I’d like to quote this,

    “Why are you afraid?

    I am with you.

    I love you.

    You are mine.

    Peace. Be. Still.”

    Like

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