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Freedom from Fear

Hate is not the opposite of Love. Fear is.What keeps us from loving? Is it really hate?
I contend that it is not hate. I contend that fear is what restrains our ability to love big and wild. 
1 John 4:18There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. When my daughters were small, they loved  the beach. Ashley was overwhelmed by the sound of the ocean. She would turn away from the sight and sound of the waves. It created a fear in her that couldn't be reasoned with, so she would stay on the beach no matter how hot it got. 
Casey on the other hand had zero fear. She would charge out into the surging surf and venture way, way, way out. She would go so far, that I would have to have the lifeguards call her back in. Several times, she almost got caught in some undertows.  I became a one woman quick reaction team.  She was afraid of being called back to the shore.  She also was afraid of ge…