“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
In 1991, Kevin Costner starred in a little flick called Robin Hood, and while I haven’t seen it in a while, there is one scene that is unforgettable. Robin Hood and Jon Little are fighting in the river and, after some effort, Robin Hood gets Jon Little. “Do you yield?” Robin says again and again, dunking Jon under the water. “Yes!” Jon finally screams, afraid he will drown. “Good” says Robin, “now put your feet down.” Jon Little yields the river he controls, to Robin Hood - not because Robin Hood was the better man, and not because he wanted to. He yielded because he was afraid – afraid to drown.