The Sky Is Falling
|by Angelise Anderson|
The well known fable of Chicken Little tells the story of a cowardly fowl who believes that the sky is falling and the world is coming to an end. With the present economic crisis, many in the media and in D.C. have been indulging in similar hysteria, believing that disaster is imminent.
However, Dr. Al Mohler has set forth "A Christian View of the Economic Crisis" that I think all who seek to live with faith in the midst of challenging times should read.
It's so easy to think about the negative in the midst of a crisis. Mohler reminds us that
No economy is perfect, but the American economy remains a marvel. The present crisis is an opportunity to rethink some basic questions and restore trust. There are no easy ways out of a crisis like this, and no painless solutions...This current crisis should also remind Christians that we are not called to be mere economic actors, but stewards. Everything we are, everything we do, and everything we own truly belongs to God and is to be at the disposal of Kingdom purposes. This world is not our home and our treasure is not found here. We are to do all, invest all, own all, purchase all to the glory of God.
So instead of running around like Chicken Little, panic-stricken by the oncoming onslaught of economic crisis, let us take a lesson from the wisdom of Dr. Mohler. He realizes that "there is cause for concern, but no justification for panic."
Rather than hit the panic button, spend that energy thinking about how Christians should glorify God in our economic lives. We should watch the developments and debates in Washington and New York with interest, but we should investigate our own hearts with even greater urgency.
(Image © AlbertMohler.com)