The angel came to her and said, “Peace be with you! The Lord is with you and has greatly blessed you!”
Genuinely, Mary was scared of what was about to happen to her. She was not married, but the angel told her she would be pregnant.
The shame and disappointment that follows the news could be unbearable. And Joseph was going to leave Mary because she was pregnant out of wedlock.
The point is that this was Mary’s fear. We all have our fears at different times, and we must confront our fears.
Fear is a tool from the devil’s hands, but the peace that comes from God counters and truncates fear.
The peace of God is evidence that we are on the right path. The peace of God guides our hearts and helps us understand that we are in the will of God.
The peace of God causes calmness and does not trouble the mind, but fear does all the opposite.
Fear is often from all the negativities instigated by the devil, while Peace is from God and is always a sign that everything is in order.
Peace be with you!
Your life shall be in order as we enter the year 2022. Amen!