We’re appreciative of the responses we get from our daily reflections.  We’ve received a variety of replies, some very funny, some clever, some challenging, all thoughtful in their own ways.  Here’s one we have permission to share with you.  It was written by Dr. Bert Mitchell.
“Fear seems to be a prominent factor in the national mind.  Here are a few thoughts in no particular priority.
1. Fear of eviction
2. Fear of unemployment, business closing, and declining economy.  When a business closes, its Zoom meetings just stop…there is no farewell party.   Zoom and isolation reduces our humanity.
3. Fear of the bewildering array of expected changes, uncertainty about the changes ahead.  Realizing that the long road to the summer of 2021 will be filled with health and other obstacles never experienced.
4. Fear of an unstable national leadership.
5. Fear of the outcome of a discredited media, the fourth rail of Government. No election night in November, rather an election week or even month.
6. Fear of making a mistake in the decisions about health safety.”

We cannot dismiss the impact that fear has in our daily lives. As uncertainty builds, impacting us in unhealthy and negative ways, remember that there is opportunity for testimony to be lived out.  We live out our faith by trusting Christ’s presence and as we make it foundational we become more fearless.

Scripture Reading:
 “And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea.  But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.”

Reflection Questions:
What makes you fearful?
How does your faith influence your fear?
How have you experienced Jesus’ presence during a difficult time?

Prayer: Holy God, when my worry becomes fear or frustration become anger let me hear your voice. I do not have to be afraid for you are indeed with me.  Amen

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