Voice of the Day: Don’t Be Afraid

Today’s voice of the day is a parenthetical aside from one of my Lenten devotions:

‘Don’t be afraid,’ by the way, is the most frequently repeated command in the whole Bible — something we all need to remind ourselves in our worrying and frantic world. — N. T. Wright, Lent for Everyone: Mathew, Year A: A Daily Devotional (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2013), 55.

God is faithful, Christ has conquered death and sin, and the Holy Spirit is with us. We need not fear anything.