Oh yes, with a name like Jason, you know I have to like Friday the 13th. In the past when I was helping with the Inner City children, they would all invariably pull back and yell every time I would tell them my name was Jason. And these were small children – 6, 7 8 year olds.
So Friday the 13th seems like a perfect day for a person with my name to get out and have some fun. But actually, I am not superstitious at all. The fact is, to me Friday the 13th really has no special value. Its another great day that we have been blessed with to serve and to love. I walk under ladders, I used to own a black cat, I never knock on wood, nor toss salt over my shoulder.
You may be asking “How can you survive?” Its all because of trust.
6 Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed;
he answers him from his holy heaven
with the saving power of his right hand.
7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
8 They are brought to their knees and fall,
but we rise up and stand firm. Psalm 20:6-8 (New International Version)
So even if today the mirror breaks while a black cat screeches in front of me and I see a dude in a hockey mask with a chain saw, I’ll still not fear. When your trust is in the Lord and Savior these other things – plus the normal “stresses” of life – tend to fade into the back ground and not be as big of fears as maybe they once where.
So get out there and enjoy Friday the 13th. I may even open my umbrella inside!