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Why Do Angels Always Say, “Fear Not”?

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Why Do Angels Always Say, “Fear Not”.

What are the first words out of almost every angel’s mouth? “Fear not!”

In Luke, the angel Gabriel tells Mary she’s having a baby, and says, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.” Then when Jesus is born, an angel appears to shepherds watching their flocks at night and says, “Do not be afraid; for see, I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people.”

Why do you suppose the angels think our first reaction will be fear? Why would we be afraid if it’s good news? I believe the angels know we shrink from anything unfamiliar, even if it’s for our greatest good.

Change is required if we want more good in our lives. Something has to shift and make room for it; something new has to lead us to it.

We might not believe the “good news” at first. No wonder every conversation with an angel begins with, “Do not be afraid.” They have to convince us change can be good.

If you are stepping into new territory, if you are entering a different chapter of life, chosen or not, then remember your good shows up as change.

And you have no less than the angels to tell you, “Fear not!”


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