Life can feel at times like one never ending battle with fear after another. Accompanying this painful reality are the uninvited guests of anxiety, stress, and worry. While these battles and uninvited guests can happen, you can overcome these struggles by looking to the Christmas message. More than just boxes and bows, the Christmas message is filled with faith. Repeatedly, the message from heaven to the main characters connected to the Christmas narrative is to; Fear Not.
Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds were essentially told to conquer their fears with faith in God’s plan. The encouragement to Fear Not, and trust God’s plan can still be heard from heaven through the pages of the Bible today. As you prepare for the season, come seek the saving and substantive faith that the Christmas message provides; and take an in-depth look at the call to Fear Not.