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DO NOT FEAR I WILL HOLD YOU.

DO NOT FEAR I WILL HOLD YOU.
20th July, 2015
Taken From Daily Flash Isaiah 41:13
DO NOT FEAR I WILL HOLD YOU.
(Scripture Reflection Isaiah 41 :13)
 
“ For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear;I will help you”

Are these words of the scripture an empty promise? The world is under threat of war due to what is happening in Syria. On the home front the economy is in peril; violence reigns. Normally speaking, there is more than enough reason to fear and trembel. However this is not only todays gloomy picture. The Bible often speaks of devastation, tragedy, misery and pestilence. Yet God always came to the help of his people and salvation history is full of incidents where he rescued those who trusted in him.

“Do not FEAR” is not simply a wish or piece of advice. It is a solemn direction from the all-powerful and almighty God. In Jesus God has shown us the depth of his protective love and care for suffering humanity.

During the era of colonization of new lands in America the native inhabitants were enslaved, deprived of thier lands, riches, and freedom . It was to a poor and illiterate member of one such tribe that our Blessed Mother appeared . Her loving, compassionate look and gentle voice dispelled all fear in theheart of Juan Diego. With courage  he faced the Bishop of Mexico City and convyed the wish of Our Lady of Gaudalupe for a Church to be built in her honour. Thousands found salvation and healing, as well as her protection , by coming to her. When assailed by fear let us remember who is with us.