Fear not, the news is really that great

Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Fear not,” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. Luke 2:9

It seemed that just about everybody involved in Jesus birth needed a  “Fear not” at some point. Experiencing God’s radiant glory has not been the norm in human experience. Honestly, neither has joy and good news. These seem like fleeting, precious moments in the human experience. And yet, something in us responds so powerfully to glory and joy. Christ really is good news of great joy. He is our bliss and His joy and glory is the state in which we are meant to exist. The incredible permanence of God’s love and goodwill toward us seems too good to be true. Fear not. It is. Receive the glory and joy.

Lord, thank you for flashes of sudden fearless glory and joy in my life.