Jeff Lyle comments on the prevalence, in the Christmas story, of the phrase “Do not be afraid”. It appears that fear was a large part of life at the time as it is for many in the world today. That includes many Christians who live under the threat of persecution, as well as Christians unsettled by the greater secularism in society.
As an antidote, he draws our attention to Jesus’ second coming. In that there is hope and confidence for the Christian.
Read his reflections here.
May your Christmas be one that removes any fear.