Who’s Afraid of Who?

I apologize to the grammarians out there.  I know that title is most surely incorrect. Sounds like I’m talking to owls. But I just don’t feel like searching out the proper usage right now.  Sorry.

I was walking the other day and I had some early eighties worship choruses playing on my iPod.  Stuff like…

Thou are worthy great Jehovah

Can you believe we used to sing songs with all those ‘Thees’ and ‘Thous’ in them?  How could we ever hope to reach God like that?

Oh gosh.  That was sarcasm wasn’t it?  Sorry.  I’ll try to do better.

I don’t know if you remember the eighties.  I mean besides the BeeGees.  We were into all this positivism.  We called it faith.  Maybe that worked to an extent back then but today?  With all that’s going on?  This is no time for positivism.  This is a time for anxiety, for doom and gloom, for wringing our hands.  It’s a time to be afraid, to be very afraid.

Oops.  I fell into sarcasm again, didn’t I?

Anyway I was walking with this music in my ears and I wasn’t really listening to the words.  Just walking.  Funny how it can get into you even when you aren’t really paying attention. So anyway I thought about this news article I saw recently.  There was this organization in Wisconsin that sued a company in Tennessee, a private company and a provider of 911 services.  They had a (horrors) Bible verse on their web site.

Now there’s the kind of stuff we get in a sweat over.  Right?  But what if we looked at it another way?  What if we turned it inside out?  Think of it this way.  Maybe they are afraid of us.  It sure seems that way.  They go into a tizzy over the slightest suggestion of the existence of God.  They say that, yes they are afraid of religion and afraid of us but really who they are afraid of is God.  They know that if they let Him in, if they let Him get close that they will change.  And they like things the the way they are.  They want to do what they want to do.

So maybe we are seeing things backwards. And maybe ‘those people’ are not the enemy.  Maybe what we are seeing is Satan, sensing the time is short, in full out desperation mode.

Anyway that’s all I wanted to say.



About Angus Lewis

My wife and I lived our whole lives in Arkansas until ten years ago. We moved to the Kansas City area in 2011 (a job change). That was the reason for the 'From a Far Country' title. Our children and grandchildren were in Arkansas. Six months ago we sold our house and bought one in Sherwood, Arkansas and my wife moved back down here. Two weeks ago I retired and moved back too. (I'm probably going to try to find something part time to keep me out of trouble.) So maybe the 'From a Far Country' title is not so much of a fit anymore. But I think I'll stick with it. I'm still not home. Not yet. The Bible says we are all strangers and pilgrims here. Our real home is with God and some day we'll be there. We'll be home.
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