Sony’s Thoughts: Fear not!
“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).
What would it have been like to be a shepherd that evening, minding his own business, trying to stay awake and suddenly to see a light all around him like he’d never seen before? No wonder the shepherds were so afraid. Yet the angel’s first words were “Fear not.” This angel had great news to deliver and He needed their full attention and confidence that the message He was getting ready to deliver was really true.
In a way, that same message is being delivered today. “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.” Our Saviour is no longer a babe in a manger but He is still just as alive and just as real and He still desires our unwavering faith and trust in Him.
As we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior, let’s keep in mind that this holiday is not the gifts; it’s not the food; it’s not the tree and the decorations. It’s about our Lord. He is the Reason we can celebrate. Because of Him, we can have peace on earth and good will to men and we truly have no reason to fear (Luke 2:14).