“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Then, another company of heavenly host appear with the angel, They are praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:8-15
I was reading this passage this morning at Pastor Chilly's blog, which often inspires me. But as I was reading it and thinking about how God comes to us, I realized that the first thing the angel said to them was "do not be afraid".
Being that I am one of those 'worrying type' and I'm constantly (minute by minute) working on that, I found it fascinating, mind-blowing really that the first thing the angel said was "do not be afraid"
So much that spoke to me today.
The whole story is amazing, please don't get me wrong, it blows me away, however, do not be afraid. 4 very small words that mean so much. In so many circumstances God has been working on me "do not be afraid" and this morning, I found myself in this crazy mess in my head, worrying about something so stupid, and quietly God spoke to me and said "what are you worrying about?" and then this.
"Do not be afraid. I'm got it all" (God saying this to me)
He does. Why sometimes is it so hard to trust? All we can do is relentlessly pursue Him (I so got that last night) that in the middle of this craziness called life (and Christmas), pursue Pursue PURSUE! Make our lives His. Well, they already are, we just need to surrender.
He has got it all, and this Christmas, I'm soaking in the Savior, if I only get 12 kinds of cookies done, then oh well, if the cards get out late, oh well, I want nothing to get in my way as I relentlessly pursue and soak in a Savior, and let me shout from the roof tops: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”