6-8-14 The Sky is Falling!

Y2K, remember that scare?  Fear mongers were running amuck saying how the world was going to end because all the computers would crash - even our toasters that have a microchip would quit working.  People bought generators so they could have electricity.  They stocked up on food and water, clothing and other necessities.  They gathered together with friends who had wood heat on New Years Eve 2000 , so they wouldn't freeze when everything would shut down. Very few put faith in God to take care of them. But alas, nothing happened. 

The ozone layer is getting bigger.  In the '70's we were doomed to endure another ice age, now it is global warming. Health fanatics are warning of dangers in our food and water. Prophecy preachers are crying that the end is near. Conspiracy theorists spread their concerns. Government corruption and the decay of morality great us every day. It leaves me wanting to wring my hands crying "What will we do, what will we do?"

The Chicken Little mentality is alive and well.  If I remember the story right, a pine cone fell on Chicken Little's head and he ran throughout the barnyard crying, "The sky is falling, the sky is falling," to anyone that would listen.  Many of the barnyard animals joined him. 

All these cries of warning, both true and untrue, become an overwhelming cacophony making me want to hide from everything.  My personal life has enough uncertainty to be concerned about.  Parkinson's is unpredictable - but then life itself is unpredictable. I need simply to trust in God.  He is right beside me. 

"For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee." Isaiah 41:13. 

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