Matthew 17:6-8. No Fear 4 Jul 2023
Mat 17:6 When they heard this,
the disciples fell on their faces,
overcome with fear.
7 But Jesus came up and touched them, saying,
'Stand up, do not be afraid.'
8 And when they raised their eyes
they saw no one but Jesus.
Excerpt from THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE, copyright (c) 1985 by Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd. and Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House, Inc. Reprinted by Permission.
Why did they fear? They experienced the presence of God. Thus the fear of God overcame them.
Jesus, please set me free from needless fears.