Beginning Again: Angel
"Do not be afraid."
I've seen memes that suggest this one phrase was biblically said 365 times. I don't know if that's the case, especially when you consider no one's tried to milk that cash cow to make a 365 prayer journal using that phrase. I do know it's said often and usually by angels.
Now, if an angel just appeared before me, I'd be terrified. There's an order to this life. We know messengers of God just don't show up out of the blue! God's creation has a process, and things (or beings) just appearing out of nowhere are outside that process.
That's part of the point! Sometimes we need to be shaken up to realize there's more than what we perceive. "Do not be afraid, [God's here too!}" That is a message we should hear every day, not just once in a lifetime.
Do you have fears you are ready to give to God?
Dear God of all that is seen and unseen,
Thank you for reminding us there is more to our world than we realize.