Just when I thought I knew of all the human mobiles from bookmobiles to pet grooming mobiles, I learned there are also bloodmobiles. I have never had the pleasure to visit any of the mobile services because I have no need for them. Certainly, I have enough books to read so I don’t need any more. Nancy grooms me at home, and as for bloodmobiles, let me just say, I don’t think so!
So, I am basically writing about Nancy’s experience of giving blood for the first time that happened to be in a bloodmobile this past Sunday. It certainly is not a secret that in the past she was terribly afraid of the sight of blood and needles. Her explanation for this fear was rather simple. She said that “Fear is a Liar” and continued to ramble on for quite some time about fear. Merriam-Webster defines fear is “an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger.” She does not recall why she developed the fear of needles or blood?
But, the turning point was listening to Zach William’s song “Fear is a Liar” which addresses so many of our unfounded fears. Some of the lyrics are this.
When he told you you’re not right
When he told you you’re not strong enough
To put up a good fight
When he told you you’re not worthy
When he told you you’re not loved
When he told you you’re not beautiful
You’ll never be enough
He will take your breath
Stop you in your steps
Fear, he is a liar
He will rob your rest
Steal your happiness
Cast your fear in the fire
‘Cause fear, he is a liar” Zach Williams