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The Theological Rollercoaster Ride
By : Graham Johnston (Subiaco WA)
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Several years ago, while visiting the United States, we took a family day at Disneyland in Orange County. Thinking the junior rollercoaster might be a good entry point for my ten year old daughter to enjoy thrill rides, we ventured into the queue. As our rollercoaster car began to pick up speed on the first hill, my daughter let out an almighty scream, “Jesus, save me!” Later, I took consolation in my daughter’s affirmation of our Lord, but she was absolutely overcome with fear and the whole experience became something less than pleasing for all concerned. Think about it. Is her fear real? Of course. She senses danger and her body begins to react and suddenly, she’s in a full blown panic. Is the danger real? Not really - this is what makes the ride fun! We are led to sense danger without the presence of a true threat.

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