“Be brave and steadfast, have no fear or dread of them; for it is the Lord your God, who marches with you; He will never fail you, or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
i just love suspense and horror films. especially the part when the lead actor runs for his life, stumbles and looks back to find the serial killer in whatever form (human or otherwise) within arm’s reach. he then struggles to get back to his feet, runs again for dear life, until another obstacle gets in his way. then again, he overcomes, when i guess it is already his end.
through these series of what seems like a roller coaster ride, my heart beats as if i’m on a treadmill. only, running is good for my health; and the “surprise!!!” scenes on the contrary, almost always give me a heart attack.
don’t get me wrong. in life, i hate violence and gore. the sight of blood even. and i’m afraid of the dark especially during the birthday or death anniversary of loved ones who already passed on. so what’s with my preference with such film genre?
actually not all suspense and horror films satisfy me. aside from those that keep me from falling asleep within the first fifteen minutes, which drama usually does to me, those of which good triumphs over evil are what i favor. even if takes on to succeeding episodes or versions, i knew that in the last one, only the good will prevail.
i remember the first time i learned that i’d be assigned in our office located abroad. there were doubts in my mind and intense fear in my heart. i was so overwhelmed that one of my colleagues remarked that i asked too many questions which on hindsight, now sounded really silly. he told me not to worry at all, and that everything would be taken care of. i realized my doubt and fear caused me undue anxiety that obscured the great prospects that go with my new assignment.
sometimes we create nightmares in our life that are in fact, unreal. the only way we can overcome the torture and terror, is to wake up and find there is no need to be afraid. the Lord is an ever-seeing and all-knowing God. He sees past the limit of our boundless imagination. He knows what lies beyond the road we are to take. and the only way to overcome, is to surrender. then nightmares would be no more. only sweet dreams that can actually come true…if we just believe.