A Walk with Mr O

Afraid of God?

Afraid of God?
Stuart Olyott
Stuart Olyott Stuart Olyott is an actively retired minister and conference speaker. He preaches most Sunday mornings at Caergwrle Evangelical Church.
24 July, 2022 3 min read

Mr O, may I ask you a question that I’ve never asked anybody before?

The answer is obviously yes. But I’m intrigued.

I don’t want to be too intrusive or personal; but are you ever afraid of God?

Before I answer, I would really like to know where this question has come from. What has prompted it?

It’s quite simple, really. The other day, when I was out walking by the river, I was thinking about God. I was thinking about his eternity and how he has always existed. Then I began to think about the fact that the whole of his being is present in all places; that he is always the same; that he knows everything; that he is holy and just and strict and powerful and wise and inescapable… I could feel my heart racing and I began to be a bit dizzy.

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