The angel said to the women, “Don’t be afraid. I know that you are looking for Jesus, who has been crucified. He is not here. He has risen from the dead as he said he would. Come and see the place where his body was. And go quickly and tell his followers, ‘Jesus has risen from the dead. He is going into Galilee ahead of you, and you will see him there.’” Then the angel said, “Now I have told you.”  Matthew 28:5-7

Fear is something that is familiar to all of us. Fear is like the monster under my kids’ beds — its power is fueled not by what’s really there, but by what might be, what we imagine could be. Fear is a hollow darkness in the future that reaches back through time to rob our joy now by belittling the sovereign goodness of God.

Take a look at what may encourage fear in your life.

SIN IN YOUR LIFE—Sometimes fear and anxiety are the result of one’s own sin and guilt.

BE MORE REALISTIC—Many people are worried and anxious about events that will never actually will happen to them

DISTRUST IN GOD  Many Christians doubt God’s true power in their lives.

Strong faith, through any circumstances, glorifies God and moves hearts. Strong faith touches not only the hearts of those who don’t know God, but fellow believers as well. I know from experience that being around Christians who are strong in faith, and filled with passion and joy is so edifying.

That is what the resurrection in our lives is. It is rising from the darkness of spiritual death and seeing the light of life and joy. That is Easter morning.

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