Crept: (v) to move slowly or with great stealth
Lying quietly on my bed in the darkened room, I allowed fear to enter my heart.
It was all so foolish.
I was suddenly overtaken by an exaggerated sense of my mortality. It reminded me of the time I was a nine-year-old boy and overheard someone say that a patient in a hospital had died from swallowing his tongue.
I didn’t know you could swallow your tongue
But all that night I kept waking up, heart pounding, convinced that my tongue had crept down my throat and was trying to enter my stomach.
Although awareness of pending difficulties or threatening illnesses is common, it is not good for us to allow the apprehensions that have crept into our hearts to sneak into our thoughts and manipulate our actions.
Lying there on the bed, I tried to rebuke myself, but still found that when I closed my eyes, visions of my own demise persisted. And even when I dozed, my dreams were determined to become nightmares.
We are silly. I am Chief of Silly.
But once evil has crept into our lives, there has to be a ceremony—a exorcism—from all such darkness.