Friday, December 16, 2016

A Voice rom the Past - Luther

"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?


  1. That is a really good question Mike. My first thought is that love casts out fear. Perhaps Christmas is the embodiment of John 3:16? What do you think?

    1. I would agree with love casting out all fear. I also think knowing God, who He is, what He has done for us and what He will do for us puts our current fears in perspective.