Month: October 2010
Scripture: Daniel 10:12
He said to me, see “Do not fear, clinic Daniel, stuff for from the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words…”
Thought for the Day: “Do not fear,” is a statement that assumes fear, but it also assumes the one who is afraid is doing or about to do the work of God. This phrase appears many times in scripture, but when the divine or the representatives of the divine declare it, there should be renewed conviction even among those who have found their knees knocking. Evil would rather keep us anxious and jumpy, and it uses fear as a tool to silence the faithful voices. The divine declaration, “Do not fear!” may not rid us of all the butterflies, but it helps them fly in formation.
Prayer: O Living Presence, help me tame the fears that would otherwise silence your good words. Amen.