The Youth Cartel
1500 Foot TV Tower

Volume 5, Issue 1



Fear, Work, Climbing, Simplicity


Psalm 23:4

Discussion Starter:

It sounds like such a simple job, right? Just changing a light bulb. But when you know all of the facts the task of changing a light bulb on a TV tower doesn’t seem quite as easy. First you have to wear a lot of equipment. Next you have to climb 1500 feet straight up on a ladder. And finally, hopefully without losing your lunch, you get to the very top to change the light bulb.

Besides the physical aspects of this job it’s all about dealing with the fear. Is the tower going to fall over? Am I going to fall off? Is my equipment going to fail? Am I going to forget something on the ground? Am I going to drop something?

David writes in Psalm 23, “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

While we might not have to change any light bulbs 1500 feet off the ground, we’re each going to have to do some things which are scary. And when you are scared? Remember that God is with you.

3 Questions:

  1. If that was your job, what would be the hardest part?

  2. Would you rather climb a 1500 foot tower or descend into a 1500 foot tunnel?

  3. What are two fears you need to overcome?

Chew on this:

Does Psalm 23:4 mean that we aren’t supposed to fear things that are evil?

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