“But the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God.’” (Luke 1:30, NIV)
“But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.’” (Luke 2:10, NIV)
“But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.’” (Matthew 1:20, NIV)
If there is any time of the year that we associate with happiness—it’s Christmas! Christmas is the most thrilling season of the year. And for each of us, as we look back over the years, memories of so many Christmases flood our minds. Christmas has a special spirit, even special smells with cooking in the kitchen and the smell of a fireplace. So it has a special feel to it—all these things turn our thoughts to people we love and our most wonderful memories.