"Fear not," said the angel. I fear death, the judgment of God, the world, hunger, and the like. The angel announces a Savior who will free us from fear. Not a word is said about our merits and works, but only of the gift we are to receive.
Martin Luther, 1483-1546, The Martin Luther Christmas Book, Shepherds (translated and arranged by Roland Bainton, Westminster Press, 1948, p. 44)
How does the message of Christmas counteract fear? What can we do to make this a reality in our lives?
A La Carte (April 24)
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