Luke 2.10,15,20 (MSG)
"Don't be afraid.
"Let's get over to Bethlehem as fast as we can and see for ourselves what God has revealed to us."
It turned out exactly the way they'd been told.
When God says something, it's always to drive out fear. When God does something, it's never to cause fear. So let's hurry, drop everything, and get over to where He said as fast as we can and see for ourselves what He has revealed! Let's pull out our bibles from our pockets and from our hearts and see what God has personally revealed to us! Thank You, Lord, that You have commanded roads to be built and made for us! You have cleared the way, removed the rocks from the road we will travel on. Thank You God that You live with the low-spirited, the spirit-crushed, and what You do is put new spirit in us, and get us up on our feet again! For You are not going to haul us into court endlessly, You're never angry forever! Otherwise, we would lose heart. We, the souls You created, would tire and give up. But You looked our way and saw what we were doing, and You decided to heal us, lead us, and comfort us, creating a new language of praise for us! Thank Your for the peace! Thank You for saying, "Yes, I will heal them!" Thank You that You will always show us where to go, for giving us life in the emptiest of places - firm muscles, strong bones. We'll be like a well-watered garden, a gurgling spring that never runs dry. We will use the old rubble of past lives to build anew, rebuild the foundations from out of our past. We'll be well known as those who can fix anything, restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate, make the community livable again! Thank You, Lord, for making our bodies livable again! For making our homes livable again! For making our relationship with You livable again! Our relationships with each other, our finances, our neighborhood, our spiritual life, our marriage, our children, our friends, family and workplace livable again!
Thank You God, that everything will turn out exactly the way we've been told. by You.
We'll keep pressing towards what You told us, effortfully pulling out Your word from everywhere we can and looking for the pearls in the deepest oceans for what You say to us! We’ll devote our highest priority not just to pursuing You, but to You and You alone! For that is our substance, our being, our life.