Advent/tree gear: feather
‘But when she saw him, she was greatly troubled and disturbed and confused at what he said and kept revolving in her mind what such a greeting might mean. And the angel said to her, Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found grace (free, spontaneous, absolute favor and loving-kindness) with God.’ (Luke 1:29, 30 AMP)
DearOne, notice this: each time an angel appeared to one of God’s people, the response was the same: fear.
Also notice: each time, what followed their obedience to Father God was a blessing of profound grace.
Beloved, we all need healing. The enemy counts on us to hold on to hurt and hate and fear because the longer we continue to live there, the longer the enemy owns our mind, mood, and attitude.
Do not give in to that.
Living in that fight makes you tired Dearheart.
If the enemy can get a foothold right there, he claims your hours and will freeze your heart from what will be the greatest flood of grace you will ever know.
Through the fear, confusion, pain, change in plans, town whispers, alienation, trial after trial of fear and pain Joseph and Mary stayed focused on their call: to be parents of the Christ Child, the son of God Most High.
And, in their obedience, Almighty grace poured directly into their life story.
Stay tender SweetSoul.
Grace pours in.