In what was perhaps the last letter Paul ever wrote, he begged Timothy not to forget. You can almost picture the old warrior smiling as he wrote the words.
Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. – 2 Timothy 2:8
When times get hard, remember Jesus. When people don’t listen, remember Jesus. When tears come, remember Jesus. When disappointment is your bed partner, remember Jesus. When fear pitches his tent in your front yard. When death looms, when anger singes, when shame weighs heavily. Remember Jesus.
Remember holiness in tandem with humanity. Remember the sick who were healed with callused hands. Remember the dead called from the grave with a Galilean accent. Remember the eyes of God that wept human tears.
~Six Hours One Friday
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?
Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.
And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. — Matthew 10:29–31
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. — Psalm 139:14
We are God’s masterpiece.
He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago. — Ephesians 2:10
Excerpted with permission from Fear Not by Max Lucado, copyright Thomas Nelson 2014.
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