The Angels' Candle Urges Us: Rejoice
But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for see - I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people." Luke 2:10
"Fear not," the angel said. What is the opposite of fear? While confidence may begin to express it, there has to be a basis for that confidence. Perhaps a better word is trust-and the result...is JOY.
The beginning of Advent's first week is a time to notice how our circles of light multiplied, so that what was once a single tiny flicker is now a ring of brightness. If darkness is frightening (a cause of fear), darkness has given way to light!
"Fear not," the angel says, first thing. For this is the week we are privileged to draw near to the One who is the very Light of the world!
Move forward in faith; the angels point the way.
While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
All seated on the ground,
The angel of the Lord came down,
And glory shone around.
"Fear not," said he, for mighty dread
Had seized their troubled mind;
"Glad tidings of great joy I bring
To you and all mankind."
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