PERFECT LOVE DRIVES OUT FEAR…….1 John 4:18 N.I.V.
This scripture blessed me because in the NIV here in 1 John it says drives out. In other translations it reads ‘casts’ out. Same meaning of course but the driving reminds me with joy of an incident long ago when a small boy drew me a picture.
‘Here, Miss,’ he said. ‘It’s about our story’.
He handed me his rough childish picture of a huge car with three stick figures seated inside. In front one had a long flowing beard and a big smile. In the back were two stick figures side by side….one had pigtails and the other wore a hat.
‘God drives Adam and Eve out of his garden’ Jimmy said proudly.
Taking this simile and making it relevant to our 2020 world today I say. By faith I put all the societal fears we are being bombarded with into the Hands (ie vehicle spiritually) of the ALMIGHTY ONE and KNOW that perfect LOVE will drive them all away.
I ask this in Jesus’ Name for anyone who faces this day or this week with any fear that could limit their quality of life.
Let PERFECT LOVE drive it all away.