Acts 10:3 One afternoon at about three o’clock he had a vision in which he clearly saw an angel of God coming in and saying to him, “Cornelius.” 4 He stared at him in terror and said, “What is it, Lord?”
Imagine a messenger from several pay grades higher than your supervisor walks up to your desk and calls you by name. What is your first reaction?
Cornelius, a devout man, responds in terror.
When I was an EMT, I had trained thoroughly to respond to a wide variety of emergencies, including teaching others how to respond. Yet when actually called to serve, fear would come along for the ride.