An open truck carrying an empty coffin was slowly making its way along the rough, winding road in Rwanda, Africa. Suddenly, the driver noticed a man standing by the side of the road, gesturing that he needed a ride. Wanting to make some extra money, the driver brought the truck to a halt, and the man jumped in the open back, happy he was getting a lift. As the truck continued on its journey, heavy tropical rains set in. The only shelter the man could think of was the coffin. Eager to get out of the torrential rain, he climbed into the coffin, closed the lid and was soon fast asleep.
As the truck continued on its journey, the driver picked up several more passengers.
Sometime later, the man in the coffin woke up and noticed that the rain had stopped. As he opened the lid of the coffin, four men, gripped by fear, jumped from the moving truck, trying to escape from the “resurrected” corpse.
The power of fear can make us do very strange things. Fear crippled the heart of Elisha’s servant. Elisha prayed that his eyes might open so he could see reality. When God opened his eyes, he saw thousands of protecting angels standing guard to protect God’s servant. If fear is a determining factor in your life, get in the presence of God. True perspective comes when we soak in God’s presence!
Are you making decisions that are motivated by fear?
2Ki 6:17 – And Elisha prayed, “O LORD, open his eyes so he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.