Fear and The Second Amendment

Fear and The Second Amendment

Last night my wife Emily woke me from a nightmare. She said I was shouting in my sleep. In my dream a man had entered our house and was about to harm her. I was going after him with a baseball bat when she shook me awake.

I spent the next hour or so laying in bed deciding whether I would be better off purchasing a shotgun or a pistol. Then something hit me. At 12:58am I rolled over and scribbled:

God or guns – what do I go to first?

This isn’t a blog about whether people should own guns or not. It’s about how I respond when I come face to face with something that terrifies me.

Truth is – I usually take matters into my own hands.

King David faced some major fears. He knew how to fight, yet he wrote things like this: Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.  (Psalm 20:7)

Safety and security is a myth. We live in a scary world fraught with peril. Calling out to God when confronted with fear is the best call you’ll ever make. I’m going to start making a conscious effort to call on Him before I take any other action. He is the only true source of security.