“The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” screams Chicken Little as he runs around inciting fear among all the barnyard animals. What started as a simple misconception, ends up killing all of them as they follow the sly fox to his den for “safety.” It’s a fable that has been around for hundreds of years about the need to keep your head or fear will gobble you up.
I can’t help but think about that fable as we all go nuts about fears in our political and social worlds. We have too many who are running around inciting fears of how bad everything is. And you know what, maybe they are bad. However, we have what Chicken Little didn’t have; a Heavenly Father who is in control of all things.
I don’t like where things are going in the United States, but as a Christian I will persevere regardless of who is in office or how immoral our country becomes. I have to remind myself that this world isn’t what it’s all about. This country isn’t what it’s all about. My citizenship is in the kingdom of Heaven and I need to stay focused on what really matters in the end. I need to remember WHO really matters in the end.
I fear we Christians are spending so much energy running around worrying about the sky falling that we are following Satan right into his den to devour us. Step back, take a deep breath and remember we are under God’s protection. This world may not be to our liking, so what can you do to start changing your little part of the world? If we all started sharing the wonder of Christ to our friends and neighbors maybe our immoral world will get better and turn to God; maybe our political world will turn around as well. However, even if it doesn’t, I will take a page from Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and will trust God to care for my soul no matter what happens to my body. I hope and pray that our nation will repent and begin to fear God as a people. I will work to share the good news of Jesus to those around me. I will work hard to honor my savior in good times and bad time. I will not look up in fear of a falling sky, but in awe of the King of Kings who is in control.
What do you think we can do to live peace rather than fear?