Kitchen Table Devotions
But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:20-21
If you’re going to fear something, fear the right thing. What God is doing is greater than anything we can do. Don’t be afraid to participate in what God is doing in yourself or in others. Be afraid of missing it, missing what God is doing. He loves us and sent His son to save us. Don’t be afraid to love, be afraid of not loving. It’s a scary thing to love who God loves and love what God is doing, but it’s even more fearful to think about what this life would be like without God’s love. Faith meant loving Mary anyway, trusting God all the way., anything else is scary to think about.