No, he has nothing to do with the Godfather or Joe Pesci; this monster may be better known to you as a common house centipede - and they freak me out!
From their evil dimensions in length supported by their unusually long and creepy legs to their amazing and almost lightning-fast speed, I can't stand seeing them, and when I do I freeze for just a second - long enough to plan my battle strategy (usually a bottle of bug spray I keep conveniently place near the stairway.)
Fear in itself can be a good thing sometimes. For one, it causes your blood to move, gets the heart rate up and get the adrenaline pumping. Secondly, it causes us to confront the things we lack courage to face - the issues that hold us back. I personally take on fear as a challenge - not to temp fate, but rather as an oppprtunity to reinforce my belief that God is bigger than any seemingly evil force that would threaten my personal security mentally or physically. The Bible says that "perfect love casts out fear." The love of Jesus is perfect and undoubtedly, if you call God your father, you have nothing to fear!
In upcoming months, I'd like to discuss horror films and how they can be used to glorify God.
For now however......
when you make your way down the long dark hall, wiping the crusty sleep from your eyes, and quickly turn on the light switch - something scurries quickly past you along the wall - you suddenly freeze. You feel something gently landing on your cold, damp skin. Still too dark and your eyes have not fully adjusted, you feel a gentle brushing of tiny eyelashes making its way closer to your neck until....JJZ