God tells us many times in Scriptures “fear not” and “do not be afraid.” Angel Gabriel also told Mary, “Do not be afraid, Mary…” (Luke 1:30)
Be not afraid! But there’s so much (so very much) to be afraid of these days. Freaky global viruses, conflicts, economic woes and whatever is turning our personal landscapes into frightscapes…
Years ago amidst tough times a friend shared verses from Isaiah that have become treasured comfort when frightscapes loom large for this redhead.
“…Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through the fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, your Savior.” Isaiah 43:1-3
On this third day of Advent, BE NOT AFRAID!
grace, peace & Advent Courage
Virginia : )
Photos: Bow River, Banff National Park (Canada)