During my escapade into the swamp I lost all sense of fear, and why would I fear, I was meeting with Jesus! Even when I came upon an alligator slide, I did not worry. It’s cold out and they are sluggish this time of year. Now if I didn’t know with whom I was walking, I may have concerned myself with snakes, boars, and other wild creatures, and believe me they are out there! I think that even the park rangers may have been dealing with the boars because, when I was coming out, I ran across some traps for them. My point is that whether you are in the wilderness or on a city street, you have no need to fear when you’re walking with the Lord. Remember when Peter denied Jesus? It was out of fear. When he was with Jesus, he was quite brave, even brave enough to pull out a sword against those who came to seize Jesus. Be brave my friends! Jesus is always with those who trust in Him.
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28