Yes, Christmas is already behind us, but it’s interesting how the main characters in the story are all told to not be afraid. Zechariah was with the news his wife was pregnant with John the Baptist. Mary was. Joseph was. And also the shepherds. One of the consistent themes throughout scripture is to not be afraid. To not be afraid when God asks you to do something or when things aren’t turning out the way you wanted them to.
Questions for further thought:
1. Which of the 4 characters (Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, Shepherds) who were told to not be afraid do you identify with the most?
2. What might God be asking you to do in this new year?
A journaling prompt I answer most mornings goes as follows: one thing I could do today that is a little outside of my comfort zone is to (try, ask for, express something, etc.) . . . ? How would you answer this question?
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