Fear not; don’t be afraid.
Words spoken by an Angel.
To Zachariah; Mary and Joseph.
To shepherds on a hillside.
Fear can get a grip on us.
Choke all faith from our hearts.
It is nameless and unreasoning.
We need not live in a spirit of fear.
We live in desperate times.
So did Mary and Joseph.
Do not worry about your life.
Look at the birds in the air.
The Angel brought good news.
A source of great joy for all.
On this day in the city of David,
The Messiah, the Lord is born.
Many of us are in a panic.
Mary and Joseph had much to fear.
Herod sought to kill the Christ child.
Mary was in labor and traveling.
Then the Angel’s words reminded her.
Do not be afraid Mary…fear not!
The shepherds too were comforted.
A message of Hope was given.
A Savior comes to rescue those in danger.
To protect them from what surrounds them.
Jesus Christ is the Lord…our Savior!
Come to save us from a fate worse than death.
This is the real Christmas message.
Not gifts under a Christmas tree.
Not a spirit of good cheer.
Not a Christmas dinner with family.
God has sent a Savior to redeem the world.
To save us from our sinful condition.
To lift our burdens and ease our fears.
To comfort us with a message of Hope.
Do not be afraid…the world may be gripped with fear.
Do not be afraid…fears hold on us has been broken.
Fear not…for a savior is born in Bethlehem.
Fear not…the Messiah has come…He is Christ the Lord.