The angel said, “Fear not…” (Luke 2:10)

So for me it is way too early for Christmas music, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet! But today’s “365 Days Free From Fear” post comes from the story of Christ’s birth. It may not yet be the season for Christmas music, but we can for sure dive into this story and see what it says about living free from fear!

Luke 2:10-11 says:

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord

Mary was understandably afraid when an angel appears to her. I think I would pee my pants if that happened. It is interesting to note though, that the angel doesn’t come to destroy, but he is there to bring good news, the good news, that the Messiah, the Chosen One, the Savior, is to come. Not only that, but Mary has been chosen as the virgin to carry Jesus Christ as her son.

Often when angels appear to a person in the Bible, the first thing they say is do not be afraid! It must be a pretty incredible sight to behold an angel with physical eyes, and tangibly see that angels are real, and then to realize there are thousands upon thousands of them at God’s command.

We have no reason to be afraid because when we have a relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ, we become a part of His family. John 1:12 tells how we become children of God when we believe in Him and receive Him. As a part of God’s family, we don’t have to be afraid of anything, angel or enemy, because God is in control and God is our Protector, Healer, Guide, Savior, Lord, Messiah, Redeemer, and much more. We do not have to be afraid.

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