My Trip On The Roller Coaster Essay

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My stomach dropped a little bit as I leaned back into the soft cushion of the seat. Suddenly, the ride began to slowly inch up the incline. I gripped my best friend’s hand tightly to calm my nerves and in that moment I regretted my decision to get on this roller coaster. Let me give you some background information to this story. Up until last summer I had never ridden a roller coaster that went upside down. They scared me too much, but when I went to the King’s Dominion amusement park, my best friend was determined to make me conquer my fears. The good news is that this story did end happy. I rode the Dominator, my first upside roller coaster, and I enjoyed it so much that I rode it again and then proceeded to ride almost every roller coaster in the park. It is odd how each person has certain things they fear more than others. Mine is heights, but in this instance I think I feared my safety more than anything. Fear is something that can control a person’s life when not dealt with correctly. Fear can be a bad thing, but would you be surprised if I told you fear can also be a good thing? I know I sound crazy, but Scripture gives examples of two different kinds of fear. Bad fear is the fear of man or the fear of circumstances, but the Bible also tells use to fear the Lord, which is a proper form of fear. The Bible challenges us to look at fear from a radical point of view. In Matthew 10:16-32 Jesus is talks about the future persecution of His followers. He tells His

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