Fear No More

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This is re-post from earlier in the year. Quite frankly, I needed it. There is something convicting and also relieving about hearing your own voice provide the exhortation that your soul happens to need. Perhaps these words will serve you as they have me.

Fear captivates the mind. And for many of us, this detention is more than a momentary event. It resembles Michel de Montaigne’s portrait when he said, “My life has been full of terrible misfortune, most of which has never happened.” Thus, fear dominates our mental and emotional framework to the extent that it occupies the horizon of our vision.

Jesus, however, confronted fear once and for all.

With the specter of death squarely before him, Jesus endured the cross. He died, and, in doing so, he experienced the most profound terror imaginable. The one who had been in perfect fellowship with the Father from eternity past was forsaken. Divine wrath was unleashed with such unmitigated fury that Jesus’ relationship with God was eclipsed by the horror of holiness.

The above podcast explains why the victory of Christ makes our most terrifying fears nothing more than a hollow threat.

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  • Thank you, Chris, for such a beautifully articulated reminder that in Christ death is the entrance to life, not the end. (And what a great quote from Montaigne!)

  • Simply beautiful, Chris. 😉

    This life can be deceitful. But you won’t be tempted by the lies when you see that you are called and chosen by Jesus. Eternal life is now (Jn 17:3) – and you will see His face as soon as He makes it known to you.

    Just wait & see… and you will know…the Love that cares for your heart that He took in His hands.

    “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” (Ps 34:8)

    “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” (1 Cor 13:12)

    “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2 Cor 3:18)

    “Amen.”

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