Fear Not

Scripture reading

But now, this is what the LORD says, He who created you, O Jacob, He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are Mine.

–Isaiah 43:1

Thought of the Day

If you are arachnophobic you are not going to like this thought. Don’t read on. If you are arachibutyrophobic I don’t know what to tell you. I don’t know what people who are afraid of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth are supposed to do. Anyway, if you are arachnophobic, you are afraid of spiders. I recently read a somewhat disturbing fact about spiders. Did you know that the average human eats eight spiders in their lifetime at night? If you think you are an above average human, that means you eat more. I already knew that spider experts say that the overwhelming odds are that you are never more than seven feet away from a spider. If you are afraid of spiders, this is not comforting to you, I know.

Let me remind you of something that is comforting to us all. The Lord who created you and formed you says to you to “Fear not for I have redeemed you, I have summoned you by name, you are Mine.” That is great news.


Lord, I am Yours. Amen.

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