Pastor's Note
A Message from Reverend, Carl Freeto

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Have you ever thought about the different kinds of fear? You have that rush when you slip on a stairway it happens without you thinking about and we all have felt that fear. After the sudden event is over your heart is racing and you are sweating. That fear is automatic because you have no time to think about.

Then you have kind of fear that causes anxiety. Instead of a knee-jerk response, this fear moves into your awareness. When you anticipate and plan to deal with an event that is going to happen (a surgery or another unpleasant and dangerous event), That is a "thinking" fear. In a time of uncertainty, it is easy to be afraid. What if a loved one catches the Covid-19 virus, Is my town or city safe from rioting, Will our leaders make the right choices all point to rising fear in the hearts of many (me too).

What I discovered is that we can reduce our fear by reading Scripture. I have given you seven passages below. Become calm and ready to do God's will by reading these passages. (There are at least twenty more places where the Bible comforts the fearful.

Though and army besiege me , my heart will not fear; though war break out against me I will be confidant... Psalm 27:3

Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, "Don't be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed."... Luke 8:50

How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you... Psalm 31:19

I, even I, am he who comforts you. Who are you that you fear mere mortals, human beings who are but grass... Isaiah 51:12

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows... Luke 12:6-7

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell... Matthew 10:28

But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people."... Luke 2:10

Fear Not...One day at a time...

God Bless Carl

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