Unafraid of their names

The Bible—victor in the battle against fear

As I arrived at my daughter's nursery school one day, I encountered a mother in a state of near panic. She had just learned that one of our children's classmates was ill with scarlet fever. The fear and helplessness that she and others felt took me by surprise, and soon I also began to feel fearful.

As I turned my thought to God for peace and guidance, the Bible verse "Be not afraid of their faces" came to mind (Jer.1:8). At that moment, I paraphrased it to myself, "Be not afraid of their names."

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