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Faith Over Fear

by Dr. Alan Bradford, NMD, ADS

We have just finished celebrating the Christmas season. The nativity story is fresh in our minds. Maybe the decorations are still displayed in our homes. The first words from heaven that would herald the birth of our Savior were from the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary:

Fear not, Mary: for thou has found favor with God.” (Luke 1:30)

A similar greeting was extended to the husband of her cousin, announcing the birth of the
Baptist, who would prepare the way for Jesus:

Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.” (Luke 1:13)

Months later, this same heavenly greeting was extended to the shepherds, watching their flocks:

Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10-11)