A Japanese soldier by the name of Shoichi Yokoi lived in a cave on the island of Guam to which he fled in 1944 when the tides of war began to change.
Fearing for his life, this man stayed hidden for 28 yrs in the jungle cave, coming out only at night.
During this long period of time, this self-imposed hermit lived on frogs, rats, snails, shrimp, nuts & mangoes. He had carried a pair of trousers & a jacket from a burlap-like cloth made from tree bark.
Yokoi said that he knew the war was over because of leaflets that were scattered throughout the jungles of Guam. But he was afraid that if he came out of hiding, he would be executed.
Finally, two hunters came upon him & told him that he need not hide any longer. At last he was free & with new clothes to wear & food to eat, he was taken by plane to his home.
2 Timothy 1:7 says that God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind; yet many live as a prisoner of fear.
- Paul Tan (ministry127.com)
"Fear imprisons, faith liberates; fear paralyzes, faith empowers; fear disheartens, faith encourages; fear sickens, faith heals; fear makes useless, faith makes serviceable." - H E Fosdick.