God Comes to US in our Fear
The story of Joseph is a heartrending story of one man’s trust in God’s faithfulness in the midst of fear. He was struck with fear at the news of Mary’s pregnancy. After the birth of Jesus, Joseph faced fear at the urgent warning to flee to Egypt. The birth story of Jesus is fraught with danger, real and imagined. God comes to us in our fear. His Word is true - belief and rest in His love drives out fear. The angel’s announcement to just about everyone in the story is Fear Not. It is an announcement to the world. Our fear is a given in human experience, but God has come to us.