And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:9-11 (KJV)
Our fears turn to joy when we embrace the good news.
Did you ever notice that Linus drops his security blanket while sharing “what Christmas is all about” in Charlie Brown’s Christmas? Even more curious is the point in the speech he does so. Just as he utters the words “Fear not” from Luke 2:10 ~ “And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.” I believe this was a deliberate point that Charles Schultz was making, to drop those things of the world we cling to and embrace the good news!
Watch for it at about the :39 second mark – Fear Not!