Do not be afraid


afraidEvery Christmas narrative in the Bible contains the command: Do not be afraid. The angel says it to Joseph, to Mary, to Zachariah.

To you.

Don’t be afraid of God. He is loving. The commands of the Old Testament are satisfied in the New Testament through Jesus. Christmas is, in the words of the angel, “good news of great joy” because God is forgiving the sins of all who ask. The gap separating man from God is bridged by the cross. Reconciliation is possible. Perfect love drives out all fear — 1 John 4:18 NIV.

God loves you with a perfect love. All you need to do, as with a Christmas present, is open it.

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10 responses to “Do not be afraid

  1. So many people are paralyzed by one fear or another. Our enemy the devil uses fear as a major weapon, so genuine deliverance from fear requires submission to God. (James 4:7)

  2. I like the idea of being asked not to be afraid before Glad Tidings were delivered. I would be in awe of the angel, the star of Bethlehem and the miracle. But I also would believe. Always believe!

  3. My favourite line: “God loves you with a perfect love. All you need to do, as with a Christmas present, is open it.” Nice!

  4. Used a quote, attributed to you …. Dec 23rd
    “God loves you with a perfect love.
    All you need to do,
    as with a Christmas present,
    is open it.”
    Thanks for the inspiration …
    Love, hugs and a blessed Christmas and a merry New Year …
    ME and the Boss

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