…bumblebees aren’t suppose to fly according to the laws of aerodynamics? The laws of aerodynamics prove that bumblebees should be incapable of flight, as it does not have the capacity (in terms of wing size or beats per second) to achieve flight with the degree of wing loading necessary. Or simply, a bumblebee’s body is not too heavy to be lifted by its small wings. But because of the bumblebees desire to fly they are able to defy gravity.
In school, my English teacher turned some of our meetings to review sessions where my classmates and I were grouped and discussed things that we learned during our review last summer. In one of the sessions, one group discussed about techniques in answering analogies. Then, they showed the class a long list of phobias. (It is one of the topics that are usually used in analogies.) After the group discussed what was on the blackboard, our teacher asked each one of us to tell what our fear/s are.
I asked my friends, “Saan nga ba ako takot?” They didn’t answer me properly because they were also panicking on what to say. When my turn came, I answered, pain. But, the thing is, I don’t really fear it. I said it just for the sake of answering my teacher.(Heh.) I could’ve answered failure but I knew in myself that I’d already overcame that two years ago. I was thinking, “Saan ba ako takot?”
“Dilim? Di rin noh.”
“Gagamba, ipis, insekto? Di talaga eh.”
Yesterday, the students of MariSci went against the strong winds and rains of the typhoon in order to watch a film, which serves as our project in Social Studies for this quarter. My parents brought me to the mall because the rain was really pouring hard. In the car, they were talking about something. (Well. I didn’t want to eavesdrop but I couldn’t close my ears either.) They were talking something about mom’s band and whatever. Actually, I didn’t really care about what they’re talking about. After a few minutes, mom said, “Alam mo ba? Knowing the Lord is the most liberating experience that a person can ever have. With faith, all fears are gone. In experiencing Him, you’ll never be the same again. Mayroong change.”
Knowing the Lord is the most liberating experience that a person can ever have. With faith, all fears are gone.
At that moment, I couldn’t help but smile. I got my answer. I remembered from past lessons that fear is the opposite of faith. Having faith in the Father that provides us with our needs, protects us from all dangers, does impossible things, loves us unconditionally, makes all those fears fall down.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. [Isaiah 41:10 NIV]
I thank God for this, reminding me to keep my faith firm. I shan’t wonder about what fears I might have or will have. Instead, I shall stand firm on who I think I am in Christ, on what I can do through Him and for Him. Yes, no more fears. Well, Kari Jobe already sang it. In His presence, no more fears.
(God bless you, dear reader. :D Always remember that you are loved.)