Thursday, January 12, 2012

To Fear or Not To Fear?

 I know I've already done a post about fear, but I just couldn't resist covering this topic in a slightly different way.   

In the midst of all this economic and financial trouble, it is very easy to obey messages such as this, found on the cover of The Economist's October 1, 2011 issue.  In fact, many of us don't need any help from the media when it comes to being fearful because we're already afraid.   Let's face it.  Black holes are scary because they are "unknown" and dangerous to us, which is much how we view the future.  If we don't know that the future holds financial improvement or security, we begin to worry and fear.  When our minds are constantly focused on one thing (like the future), we "make much of" it.  In other words, we worship it.    
I think it's important to remember that, while our economic situation is possibly one of the worst our country has seen since its birth, God is keenly aware of every black hole into which our poor planet is seemingly being pulled.  But it gets better.  Not only is God aware of those black holes, He is in control of them - He holds them in the palm of His hand.     
Nothing we do will loosen His hold on the universe or our lives. 
I've heard it said, "What you fear you worship." 
Do you fear the future? 
Or do you fear God? 
Do you fear the black hole? 
Or do you fear the One who created and holds the black hole in His hand?     

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