Advent 1, 2022 (Nov 27)
“Do not be afraid” declares the angel to Zechariah. Turns out that 2,000 years later, we need these words too. We live in a world saturated with fear that affects just about every aspect of life.
How do we know when our fear has moved from biological necessity to a spiritual obstacle? And when we realize our fear is too great, what do we do?
The angel realizes that Zechariah’s fears are too much and so the angels gives him the “medicine” of silence and listening. Likewise, Pastor Rob commends us to a season of listening this Advent.
The image is from “When God speaks, doubt nothing” by Christine Darg.