Today’s Moravian Daily Texts speak of fear and of courage.

The king of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; you shall fear disaster no more. (Zephaniah 3:15)

Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13)

The world is rife with opportunity to exercise fear … or courage. God does not say that disaster, turmoil, and trial will not touch His children. He does say that He is in our midst. He does say that we ought to remain alert – for we will face danger. Yet, He is with us. We take courage. In His strength, what have we to fear?

How is it that we have allowed fear to infiltrate the church? Have we turned from the assurance of His presence? Have we failed to trust His promise? Just as broken trust takes great care to build, the habit of fear, once rooted, takes great determination (and love) to destroy.

Oh, that we might let love rise – that we might let love reign. There is a way that brings peace and joy – it is in Christ – it is in love. If you are shackled by fear, I pray that God might meet you today. I pray that His word might speak life again. Love has called your name.