A Frightened Little Bear

Yon Maryono By Yon Maryono, 23rd Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Sometimes we are afraid or worry the shadow of the future like a little bear that fear his shadow; in fact his parent beside him is always ready to save.

A Frightened Little Bear

YouTube showed a cute bear expressing of his fear. Viewers were laughing to see a frightened little bear rolled around, dodging, and running in a corner of his cage to find out his own shadows. I was smiling to look at it, not only the behavior of fear, but also surprised that the bear was afraid of his own shadow. His shadow was always stuck as chasing where the little bear was. Well, the instinct of the little bear was untrained yet; in fact, his parent is ready to maintain and always be on his side.
Finally, I was laughing at myself, because I am as believer claims to be son of God (cf. 1 John 3: 1), but I am factually always haunted by feelings of worry, anxiety, and fear to face the struggle of life. Claiming to be the son of God, but not aware that the Father is always close to us. Claiming to be the son of God but do not fully comply with the rules of the Father. Claiming to be the son of God but did not realize that having an inheritance in heaven, and still wallowing in the mire of sin. Claim to be children of God and we often stated that He always resolve for all problems, in fact, we live in rhetorical life as between what is said in the lips and hearts always different. I just realized, I've been in a Baptist, I've admitted Faith Believe in Jesus, I "confessed" has a new life, but do not understand that new life can only be started instead of baptism, instead of recognition in the mouth but it just started a new life of death. I may forget the teachings of Christ are paradoxical: the new born is actually raised from the dead. You may claim to be physically born on earth, but a new birth begins after death. As long as we do not feel dead with Christ, crucified the flesh of our willingness, and we have not updated our spirit and mind according to the will of God in righteousness and true holiness (cf. Eph 4: 23-32), then baptized by immersion or sprinkling water has no meaning.
The believers who have anxious and scared in their life, have been reminded of the phrase: Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God (Psalm 42:11). In this Psalm implied that the man who always worries in life is the man who doubts hoping to God. His faith has been mixed with his doubt providing the opportunity for the Devil entered in it. So, if believers are fear the devil laughs. The Devil will let those believers go to church every week even participate in every activity of the Church. The devil may know those who claim the child of God, are the doubter to His power, so it is impossible that they have power or ability to throw the devil. Maybe the devil also muttering: Poor ... you are.

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I work in social services particularly in disabled children. and writing as a hobby to avoid senile..

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author avatar GenkiWorld
24th Jan 2015 (#)

so true at times we can fear the future and the unkown just like that. wonderful poem!

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author avatar Yon Maryono
25th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you for your comment.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
29th Jan 2015 (#)

Great read ( two thumbs ups!)

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author avatar Yon Maryono
29th Jan 2015 (#)

Thanks

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
29th Jan 2015 (#)

Where in Jakarta is your church? Might visit sometime soon...

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author avatar Yon Maryono
29th Jan 2015 (#)

Gereja Kristen Jawa Jakarta, Rawamangun as a member of its assembly

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