Thursday, 17 March 2011
Don't be Afraid!!!
Whenever God was going to do something great or reveal himself in a different way, the disciples were afraid. When the angel of God came to Zachariah the priest in the holy of holy place, he was afraid. Then the angel said, Don’t be afraid. When the same angel came to Mary, the mother of Jesus, to announce about Jesus’ birth, she was afraid. Then the angel said Don’t be afraid. When Jesus did a miracle of catching fishes that almost made the boat sink, Peter was afraid. Then Jesus said, Don’t be afraid. Then Jesus walked on water, the disciples thought he was a ghost and they were afraid. Then Jesus said, Don’t be afraid. When on the mount of transfiguration, the disciples were fearful when they saw Jesus change but Jesus said Don’t be afraid. When the disciples were in the closed room, Jesus walked through the door and the disciples were afraid again. Jesus said, don’t be afraid. Every time when God was revealing himself in a different way and outgrew the image of what they had about him, they were afraid. And each time Jesus had to tell them not to be afraid. Many times we have our own ways in which we want God to work in. But when he does not work in the way we thought he would, we become fearful. If you are the one who is fearful about your life because God has not worked in the way you have thought or God had not answered your prayer as you have thought, then take courage today. May be he is revealing himself to you in a much different way than what you have imagined. You Jesus says to you, “Don’t be afraid.”