Christmas, Pt. 2

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, Which is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:10-11

As we once again enter the Christmas season, I would like to spend the next several days looking at these two verses, which I believe give us the best summary in the entire Bible of just what Christmas is all about.

We looked yesterday at the fact that it was the angel who brought the news of this newborn King to the Earth.  Today, we will start to look at the message that the angel brought.  “Fear not…”  The first thing that the angel said was to “Fear not…”  No doubt these shepherds, being confronted with a talking angel and the glory of the Lord shining about them, were afraid.  But the angel told them not to fear.

Fear has been with us as long as man has lived.  All of us, at one time or another, have known fear.  As we look at the world around us, we can see plenty of things that would give us cause for fear.  But Jesus did not come to scare us; He came to save us.  John 10:10 tells us “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

Jesus came to conquer fear.  He came to give us forgiveness, salvation and hope.  When we come to Jesus, we often come in fear, but He always gives us comfort and has whispered “Fear not” to many people throughout the years.  The first thing the angel said was “Fear not…”  We would be wise to listen.

3 responses to this post.

  1. IN a time of fear we are still called not to fear because the fearful glory of the Lord compasses us about!

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