Yesterday I asked if you had faced a fearful situation in order to get a picture, and some of you amazed me! You have done much scarier things than I have, so I see I'm not the only one who loses my mind with camera in hand! I also promised to show you pictures I have taken in frightening situations, so here are just a few. We trespassed (only a bit) to get these alpaca pictures, and Phil again was worried about attack dogs. He kept the motor running and we didn't leave the car. Here you see two kinds of bees and a European Paper Wasp that I took close ups of. When Phil saw the wasp picture, he thought I'd lost my mind. I was less than an inch from it. I also got a wee bit too close to this fire performer. There were no barricades and I actually got my face burned from the hot wind of the fire. But you can see there was an ambulance in the background in case I got even more carried away. And lastly, we got a chance to pose with the scariest person ever, Mr. Edgar Alan Poe. Since we have both read his works, Phil was very scared indeed. When we are born, we are only afraid of two things: loud noises and the fear of being dropped. Everything else is learned. But there is only one fear that is truly beneficial for all eternity.
"The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them." Psalm 25:14
"Fear the Lord, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing." Psalm 34:9
"He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them." Psalm 145:19
"The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love." Psalm 147:11