While flying for work last week, I’m sure I lost minutes off my life. As the large 737 bowed and shook during our descent, I clutched my armrest–and after an extended and abrupt shake–the thigh of the woman seated next to me.
After landing, I laughed about it. It’s crazy how we as humans can adapt to fear so rapidly. We move on—maybe not in all situations. But the times we overcome fear quickly–like this flight–remind me of God’s promise to us.
God’s love is bigger than our worst fears. God’s love through Jesus frees us from fear so that we can move on. We don’t just move on for ourselves, but to share God’s love with others. How do we share God’s love? We share love when we don’t act critically toward one another and when we resist hatred.