#FEARLESS365 is a yearlong study of God’s commandment to us to live without fear. For 365 days, we will focus on one scripture and volunteers from all over the world will share their personal thoughts and what God has shared with them on the specific verse. For more info… go here.
And the angel said to them, “Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people.”
Luke 2: 10
God decided to announce the birth of His beloved Son first to some humble shepherds on the field. This tells me that no matter how humbling your situation is, God can come to your level and intervene in your situation.
God works in mysterious ways. He may appear in our circumstances when we least expect Him to. When we feel a sudden change in our situation, God is telling us not to be afraid for He comes bearing good news. Isn’t that comforting?
This verse assures me that God is willing to reach out to anyone with a humble heart ready to receive Him. It doesn’t matter if your status is considered insignificant by your peers or neighbors; God sees you as worthy to be called His own.
The Messiah was expected to be born into a royal family but He was born to an unassuming virgin and a carpenter in a stable. His birth was not announced to the priests of the synagogue, it was revealed to some shepherds on a field. We don’t have to be qualified to be called by God. God Himself qualifies the called.
The world may thrive on social statuses to gain access to certain privileges but with God, all men are equal and everyone stands the chance to be used by Him if we avail ourselves to Him.
So be afraid no more, for the God of the universe who sent His only Son to die for our sins has you in the palm of His hands. Rejoice for He is bringing good and perfect gifts your way!
Josephine Amoako is a Blogger/writer at Joseyphina’s World blog who lives in Ghana. She is a huge fan of TV series and movies as they inspire her to keep on writing!