If you have paid attention to any christian social media or in general the christian response to the world in the past month or so you might get the idea that the second coming of Christ can’t come fast enough. With our national courts redefining marriage, the Vatican recognizing the Palestinian state, and the recent tragedy in Charleston, SC many followers believe the world is just falling apart, literally the world is going to hell in a hand basket. The shear volume of noise Christians create expressing fear and paranoia is staggering and confounding. Admittedly, there are times it is hard to see God in all the perceived chaos. What appears to be a lack of interest on God’s part might actually be an opportunity that far to many followers of Christ are missing.
Martin Luther wrote some wise words (words that serve as a great reminder for the post-christian world we are entering), “God our Father has made all things depend on faith so that whoever has faith will have everything, and whoever does not have faith will have nothing. There are times in our world God may simply be asking his followers to trust Him. Let me encourage any and all followers of Christ today. The world has always been falling apart to one degree or another but our God is in charge of yesterday, today and tomorrow. There is no need for the faithful to be a modern-day Chicken Little screaming from the top of our lungs (or even in the quiet of our home) “The sky is falling”. Psalm 89 is a wonderful reminder of how mighty is our God…
1 I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever;
with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known
through all generations.
2 I will declare that your love stands firm forever,
that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.
9 You rule over the surging sea;
when its waves mount up, you still them.
10 You crushed Rahab like one of the slain;
with your strong arm you scattered your enemies.
11 The heavens are yours, and yours also the earth;
you founded the world and all that is in it.
There is no need to have anxiety. In fact, we are called to live as if we believe our God is in control. Our God who conquered death still has his finger on the very pulse of our world. It is time for the faithful followers of Christ to take their faith off the shelf, dust it off a bit and live life with confidence that our God is still in charge