Do Not Be Afraid

No Fears at All-I am the LORD your God, who holds your right hand, and I tell you, “Don’t be afraid. I will help you.” ISAIAH 41:13

Could you use some courage? Are you backing down more than you are standing up? Jesus scattered the butterflies out of the stomachs of his nervous disciples. We need to remember that the disciples were common men given a compelling task. Before they were the stained-glassed saints in the windows of cathedrals, they were somebody’s next-door-neighbors trying to make a living and raise a family.

They weren’t cut from theological cloth or raised on supernatural milk. But they were an ounce more devoted than they were afraid and, as a result, did some extraordinary things. Earthly fears are no fears at all. Answer the big question of eternity, and the little questions of life fall into perspective. The Applause of Heaven

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